Brighton Scenic Flight -Life Boats – 45minutes
|Shoreham||The nearest town to the airport is Shoreham which enjoys a unique location, bordered on the north by the South Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the west by the open valley of the river Adur and on the south by the river and Shoreham Beach.|
|Worthing||Worthing has grown to be the largest town in West .By the New Stone Age, some 5,500 years ago, it was the centre of the most important flint mining industry in the country. Tools and metal of the Bronze Age and coins and pottery from the Iron Age have all been found within the Worthing Area..|
|Arundel Castle||Arundel began as a Saxon village. The original castle was founded on Christmas day 1067 by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel one of William the Conqueror's most loyal barons. He was awarded a third of Sussex with the stipulation that a new Castle be built near the mouth of the Arun to protect the approaches to Sussex from attack. It was one of the first English country houses to be fitted with electric light, lifts and central heating. The building plan bears a great similarity with Royal Windsor Castle.|
|Littlehampton||Littlehampton is steeped in history. Its origins date back to Roman Times, when it was known as Hampton.A� It wasna��t until the 14th Century that it became Little Hampton – this differentiated it from the larger Southampton. As with many seaside towns, it has seen its share of bloody times. In 1136 the forces of Empress Matilda landed here to begin her war with King Stephen. Henry VIII used Littlehampton as a royal dockyard.|
|Bognor Regis||Bognor Regis began as a Saxon village. For centuries Bognor remained just a hamlet. The inhabitants made a living from fishing and smuggling. However Bognor was changed forever when a rich London hatter named Richard Hotham stayed in a farmhouse by the sea in 1780's. In those days people believed that bathing in seawater was a cure for all sorts of illness. Hotham decided to create his own seaside resort at Bognor. Queen Victoria also stayed in Bognor several times in her childhood in the 1820’s and said she had happy memories of the place.|
|Selsey Bill||In the 19th and early 20th century the local fishermen jointly owned a longboat, operated by 22 oarsmen. If any vessel was stranded off the Bill then after any rescue work had been completed the pilot of the longboat would negotiate with the skipper, of the damaged vessel, a price to assist them to safe harbour. In modern times the "Channel Pilot for the South Coast of England and the North Coast of France", cautions sailors that Selsey Bill is difficult to locate in poor visibility. Many wrecks are located here including sunken WW2 tanks from D-D landings. In clear weather when the wind is moderate, a short cut can be afforded by using the Looe Channel that passes through the rocks and ledges south of the Bill, which is marked by buoys. The pilot recommends that a large-scale chart is required and to proceed with caution.|
Following the coastline past the Victorian town of Worthing and past the fishing port and smugglers town of Littlehampton you will make your way down to the dangerous waters of Selsey Bill where many ships have been wrecked, including sunked WW2 tanks from D-Day.
Making a u-turn to come into the famous seaside town of Bognor Regis its then a flight up the river to the awesome Arundel Castle, the magical fairytale castle on a hill surrounded by the winding river. Remember if you have little ones with you they all think this is the home of the Disney’s Frozen film.
A lovely 45 minutes tour which you can be sure to pack as many tourist sites in all in one go.