Our nearest town is Arundel. Overlooked by its castle and cathedral, this picturesque and historic town is rich in history. For more information, look at www.arundel.org.uk
Chichester lies about eight miles to the west of Slindon. Do consult the website for more information. www.visitchichester.org
In Eartham, cottages cluster around the great house (now a school), the village pub and the church. In the 19th century it was a centre of literature and art. The poet William Hayley invited celebrities of the time to Eartham House, including Cowper, Flaxman, Blake, Romney, Hurdis and Charlotte Smith. A more bizarre claim to fame is commemorated in the church: The first recorded death by locomotive. Statesman and Eartham resident William Huskisson looked the wrong way and was killed at the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway.
Madehurst is a hamlet of largely nineteenth century estate cottages set in beautiful countryside of woods and fields. The ancient church contains one of the oldest bells still being regularly rung – it was installed on the 100th anniversary of the Doomsday Book.