"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Worthing

Worthing is a large seaside town with borough status in West Sussex, in the historic county of Sussex. It is situated at the foot of the South Downs, 10 miles (16 km) west of Brighton, and 18 miles (29 km) east of the county town of Chichester. With an estimated population of 104,600 and an area of 12.5 square miles (32.37 km2) the borough is the second largest component of the BrightonLittlehampton conurbation, which makes it part of the 12th most populous urban area in the United Kingdom.

The area around Worthing has been populated for at least 6,000 years and contains Britain's greatest concentration of Stone Age flint mines, which are some of the earliest mines in Europe. Lying within the borough, the Iron Age hill fort of Cissbury Ring is one of Britain's largest. Worthing means "(place of) WorthWor (the name means "valiant one, one who is noble"), and -ingas "people of" (reduced to -ing in the modern name). For many centuries Worthing was a small mackerel fishing hamlet until in the late 18th century it developed into an elegant Georgian seaside resort and attracted the well-known and wealthy of the day. In the 19th and 20th centuries the area was one of Britain's chief market gardening centres.

Modern Worthing has a large service industry, particularly in financial services. It has three theatres and one of Britain's oldest cinemas. Writers Oscar Wilde and Harold Pinter lived and worked in the town.

Local authority: West Sussex County Council

OS Grid Reference: TQ148029

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Things to see and do in and around Worthing

  • Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
  • Play Leisure Agility Youth UK Ltd
  • AMF Worthing
  • Splashpoint
  • Art-Ful
  • Brooklands Go Karts Mini Moto Circuit
  • Amazon Adventure
  • Sussex Watersports
  • High Salvington Windmill
  • Adur Outdoor Activities Centre
  • Findon Swimming Pool
  • Coombes Farm Tours

Tourist Information

Worthing (Chapel Road)
Tourist Information Centre
Chapel Road
Worthing
West Sussex
England
BN11 1HL

Phone 01903 221 066
Email tic@worthing.gov.uk
http://www.visitworthing.co.uk/

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Weather

Forecast for Saturday 25 March

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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 5°C
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Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
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Pressure 1029
Humidity 90%
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Max temp. 10°C
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Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
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Pressure 1029
Humidity 70%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
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Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
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Pressure 1028
Humidity 44%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 13°C
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Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
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Pressure 1026
Humidity 40%
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Max temp. 9°C
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Wind 5mph, gusting to 10mph.
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Pressure 1025
Humidity 49%
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Max temp. 8°C
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Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
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Pressure 1025
Humidity 64%
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