West Sussex is a county on the south coast of England and over many centuries the strategic location of West Sussex has played a key part in history, defence and trade. West Sussex offers a wealth of interesting places to visit from historic West Sussex towns and cities such as Chichester, Arundel and Petworth to West Sussex coastal resorts including Worthing and Bognor Regis. A substantial part of the South Downs National Park is also located in West Sussex as are many West Sussex nature reserves and areas of outstanding natural beauty. West Sussex is also a great place to live and work, with a wide range of West Sussex industries and West Sussex businesses established in towns such as Crawley, Horsham, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill to the north of the county. Gatwick airport, one of the busiest in Europe, is a further benefit to businesses, residents and international visitors to West Sussex.
Famous people born in West Sussex: Harry Enfield, comedian and Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet, also born in West Sussex.