Worthing is a large seaside town with borough status in West Sussex, in the historic county of Sussex. It is situated at the foot of the South Downs, 10 miles (16 km) west of Brighton, and 18 miles (29 km) east of the county town of Chichester. With an estimated population of 104,600 and an area of 12.5 square miles (32.37 km2) the borough is the second largest component of the BrightonLittlehampton conurbation, which makes it part of the 12th most populous urban area in the United Kingdom.
The area around Worthing has been populated for at least 6,000 years and contains Britain's greatest concentration of Stone Age flint mines, which are some of the earliest mines in Europe. Lying within the borough, the Iron Age hill fort of Cissbury Ring is one of Britain's largest. Worthing means "(place of) WorthWor (the name means "valiant one, one who is noble"), and -ingas "people of" (reduced to -ing in the modern name). For many centuries Worthing was a small mackerel fishing hamlet until in the late 18th century it developed into an elegant Georgian seaside resort and attracted the well-known and wealthy of the day. In the 19th and 20th centuries the area was one of Britain's chief market gardening centres.
Modern Worthing has a large service industry, particularly in financial services. It has three theatres and one of Britain's oldest cinemas. Writers Oscar Wilde and Harold Pinter lived and worked in the town.
Local authority: West Sussex County Council
OS Grid Reference: TQ148029
Worthing (Chapel Road)
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Directly opposite Worthing Train Station, this traditional hotel from the late 19th century has a restaurant, bar and comfy rooms. Worthing seafront is 15 minutes' walk away via the town centre. Details...
Superbly situated for Worthing town centre, 19th-century Chatsworth Hotel is a family-run, Grade II Listed building with Georgian frontage overlooking Steyne Gardens. The hotel is conveniently near the seafront. Details...
Beach Cottage is within 20 minutes’ walk of Worthing’s railway station and its pier. This modern, well-equipped holiday home opens onto a garden and is just a 5-minute stroll from the beach. Beach Cottage offers modern interiors with bright décor. Details...
The 2-bedroom West Beach Apartment in Worthing offers an attractive place to stay in the town’s west end. Details...
Located on the Edwardian promenade in the popular seaside resort of Worthing, The Kingsway Hotel offers a restaurant and a bar, plus free late check-out for all guests. Free limited parking is available on site. Details...
Opposite Worthing Beach, this refurbished seafront property with a Victorian style dates from 1865. Enjoy full English breakfasts, sea views and Italian food in bustling Gio's Bar. Details...
The Annex is a single storey studio apartment in the market town of Rustington near Littlehampton in Sussex. The apartment, which is on the ground floor of a two storey annex to the owners' home, has a bright, airy living area with double bed, sitting area and dining area. Details...
This cosy single-storey annexe adjoins the owner's home and is situated in the rural village of Henfield, just 10 miles from Brighton. Offering simple, comfortable accommodation, this light and airy property has been tastefully decorated and furnished throughout. Details...
Cantie's Cottage is a semi-detached cottage situated in the South Downs National Park, one mile from Hurstpierpoint, near Brighton. This cottage sleeps two people in one twin bedroom. Details...
Cookie's Cottage is a semi-detached situated within the owner's grounds, one mile from the Sussex village of Hurstpierpoint. This cottage sleeps two people in one twin bedroom. The cottage also has a ground floor shower room and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Details...
Woodend Annexe is a semi-detached converted coach house located next to the owners' home, on the outskirts of the small hamlet of Fontwell, close to the South Downs National Park in Sussex. Details...
Willow Cottage is a semi-detached cottage near Bolney. The cottage has a double bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with sofa bed, dining area and doors to the patio. Details...