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 19th 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 Domesday Book.