Beautiful photos of medieval Sussex

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The north east corner of Bodiam Castle seen across the moat Credit: National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

A sleepy corner of England, medieval Sussex is home to beautiful historic castles, medieval churches and stunning timber-framed buildings hidden down wooded lanes.

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St Mary’s House and Gardens, Bramber, West Sussex. Credit: Parkerphotography/Alamy

Sussex is best known for its soaring chalk cliffs, rolling downland and bustling seaside resorts. Yet this county – so close to London – is peppered with some of the finest medieval buildings in England. Historically, medieval Sussex was densely wooded and these historic houses, castles and churches still need seeking out down picturesque lanes.

Scroll down for some of our favourite photos.

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Long boarder at Great Dixter House East Sussex. Credit: Martyn Goddard/Alamy
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The northeast corner of Bodiam Castle seen across the moat. Credit: National Trust Images/Andrew Butler
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The Seven Sisters cliffs, the coastguard cottages South Downs Way, South Downs National Park, East Sussex. Credit: Neale Clark/Robert Harding

For more on medieval Sussex see the May/June 2016 (July 2016) issue of BRITAIN magazine, which is now available to buy in the UK and will go on sale in the US on 6 May 2016.

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