Prior to 1845, only the wealthy were able to afford holidays in Worthing's hotels and guest houses!

But with the extension of the rail network to the town later that year opened up the doors to everyone. Worthing has been popular ever since. It is an ideal base for touring Sussex and the surrounding country side of southeast England. Worthing is the largest town in West Sussex, and has a very mild climate and offers many local activities, all within walking distance from The Beacons guest house. The town has a large indoor swimming pool, tenpin bowling alley, an excellent variety of shops and restaurants (offering cuisine from many continents. There is a large market on Wednesdays, which is just two minutes walk from the house.

The Dome is one of Britains oldest cinemas, it was almost derelict in the 70's but has been fully restored as a venue with a restaurant/coffee shop and hosts weddings and receptions. The Connaught Theatre, Pavilion theatre and Assembly Halls all provide a great variety of entertainment. The Assembly Hall boasts a magnificent working Wurlitzer organ, which can be heard many times a year. Worthing Museum and Art Gallery has one of the largest costume exhibitions in the country, after The Royal Victoria and Albert in London.

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