Sussex is a historic county in the South East of England with two cities, Brighton & Hove and Chichester.  The county is bordered to the west by Hampshire, north by Surrey, northeast by Kent and south by the English Channel.

Sussex was the venue for the momentous Battle of Hastings in 1066 when William Duke of Normandy won the decisive victory in the Norman conquest of England when he defeated the English King, Harold Godwinson.

The county has three geographic regions with each being orientated approximately East to West. In the southwest of the county lies the fertile and densely populated coastal plain. North of this lies the rolling chalk hills of the South Downs and beyond, the well wooded Sussex Weald.