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Bramber is a picturesque village in West Sussex, north of Worthing and Hove and close to Steyning within the South Downs Natural Park.
Bramber castle, the Norman castle that once stood above the village, is now in ruins although there are still remains of some walls standing evocatively in a picturesque countryside setting.
There are some other interesting highlights to discover in Bramber including:
- the Church of Saint Nicholas (once the church for the castle and dating from the 11th century), and
- a pretty 15th century half-timbered house called Saint Mary's House, at one time a hostel for pilgrims. Although still lived in, Saint Mary's house is open to visits (May - September, tuesdays and thursdays, 2pm - 6pm), a rare chance to see such a house with its panelled walls and Elizabethan painted room being the highlights. The house is also surrounded by extensive well maintained gardens which can be explored at the same times. Download a visitors brochure here.