Shoreham-by-Sea is a lively seaside town in West Sussex. It is famous for its busy port and possessing the oldest continuously licensed airport as well as the oldest non-religious building in Sussex. See some of the things to do in town:
This pedestrianised road in the middle of town offers a variety of shops, cafes and restaurant. On every second Saturday of the month a Farmers Market is held there. The quality food is mostly local as well as some stalls with French cuisine.
Church Of St Mary de Haura
St Mary de Haura is a parish church of the Church of England. It has stood in the centre of Shoreham as a focal point for worship for over 900 years. The first documented evidence of this church is dated back to 1103, even though it is assumed that it was built at the end of the 11th century by the family Braose. It is open daily from 9am to 6pm.
The river Adur is about 20 miles long and derives its name from the Celtic word 'Dwyr',which can be translated as water. The river has been an important trade route since Roman times and has its mouth by Shoreham-by-Sea. One can easily connect a walking tour along the Adur with seeing the interesting house boats near the bank which are often inhabited by local artists.
This museum in the centre of Shoreham tells the story of Shoreham’s maritime and local history from prehistoric to medieval times. The facade of this Museum is remarkable as it is made out of flint and caen limestone in a chequerboard design. It is the oldest non-religious building in Sussex since the oldest part can be dated back to the 12th century. The opening times are 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, Tuesday to Saturday, May to October.
This beautiful Art Deco airport can be easily reached by bus, rail or taxi. You can have a lovely time with your family at the oldest continuous licensed airport in the UK in a wonderful atmosphere. Enjoy watching planes taking off and landing whilst having lunch at The Hummingbird restaurant, where food is served between 7am to 4pm every day.
Shoreham Redoubt is a defensive structure at the entrance to Shoreham harbour, at the mouth of the river Adur. It was built in the 1850s to defend England against the forces of Napoleon the third. You can explore the history of the Fort on your own or with a guided tour.
St. Nicolas’ Church is situated in St. Nicolas’ Lane off Upper Shoreham Road in north Shoreham. It was founded before the Norman Conquest, being recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 and dedicated to Bishop of Myra in Asia Minor who is the Patron Saintof Seafarers and of Children, who is also the historical person behind the legendary figure of Santa Claus. It is open from 9am to 5pm.
Ropetackle Arts Centre
This venue in the Centre of Shoreham-by-Sea has won awards and hosts many of the countries largest and best performing arts events. Find out what is on here:
Shoreham Port is one of the largest cargo handling Trust ports on the South Coast. It recently celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2010 and plays a key role in the history of Sussex. It has modern facilities and a huge chimney which dominates the view. The chimney is visible throughout the Sussex coastline.
This shingle beach was known as 'Bungalow Town' and later became home to the burgeoning British film industry. After the second world war the houses were replaced by modern buildings. Now the shingle beach has sea defences and some vegetation and is a designated Local Nature Reserve. It is popular with windsurfers.
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