West Sussex is a county located in the South of England and is tourist hotspot as it has a varied landscape with beaches in such towns as Brighton and picturesque countryside in the South Downs and The Weald. The region benefits from having many unspoilt villages for rural escapes as well as vibrant cities and towns for more active breaks. Historically West Sussex was part of the kingdom of Sussex. It is now bordered by East Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey. Events taking place in Sussex include the Sussex Beer & Cider Festival, Brighton Festival and The Vintage Festival at Goodwood. Accommodation in West Sussex ranges from quiet and peaceful apartments near beaches to stunning manor houses in the Sussex countryside.