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Steyning’s neighbour on the east side of the A283. Bramber is a small village sandwiched between the A283 and the River Adur. It is full of old buildings that date back several hundred years. The best known is St Marys House, a timber framed building, which was once a hostelry for Pilgrims making their way to Canterbury. It is now privately owned, and is open to the public as advertised.

The ruins of Bramber Castle are very prominent and popular with walkers. The nearby church of St Nicholas is thought to be the oldest Norman church in Sussex, still performing its original function, that of Castle Chapel.

Bramber is 12 miles east of Pulborough