Wiston

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Wiston is a village in West Sussex.

Get in[edit]

Arriving by car or bicycle is the usual way although there is an hourly bus service along the A283 Monday to Saturday. There is also a good network of footpaths for the walkers.

Get around[edit]

Take the footpath across the stream and visit Buncton Chapel, a 12th Century chapen that can only be reached by footpath. The chapel is still used with a service at 11.00 am on the third Sunday of the month and other important times. e.g. Easter, Christmas Day etc.

Wiston House [1] is a large house built by Sir Robert Shirley in the 1570s to replace an earlier medieval manor house. The house was much reduced in size by Sir Charles Goring in the 1740s and was remodelled again in the 1840s. The house is not open to the public and it is mainly used for Wilton Park Conferences and other meetings. It is also very popular for wedding receptions

Do[edit]

Climb to the top of Chanctonbury Ring, The ring originally referred to the circular prehistoric earthwork dating from c. 800 - 600 B.C. But now has come to mean the crown of beech trees planted in 1760 by Charles Goring. These trees were decimated by the 1987 storm but have since been replanted. On a clear day you can see the North Downs, the sea and, if it is very clear, the Isle of Wight. In the spring the bluebells in the wood along Spithandle Lane are well worth seeing.

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Eat[edit]

  • Wiston Tea RoomWater Lane, Wiston +44 1903 892330. Closed Wednesdays. Serves a selection of home made cakes, cream teas and hot and cold light lunches. The tea room gardens allow chicken and ducks to walk the grounds freely.

Sleep[edit]

Buncton Manor Farm (Bed and Breakfast), Wiston, Steyning (Entrance on A283 Steyning Road),  +44 1903 812736fax: +44 1903 814838, e-mail: . Check-in: 16.30, check-out: 10.00. £68.00/Room (2012). There are also holiday cottages available at Wiston Tea Rooms and Buncton Manor Farm

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