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Tourism

A good “all-round” holiday can be had at Littlehampton with the beach, the river, amusement & heritage centres all within the immediate area.


Attractions

Harbour Park – Family Amusement Centre
Littlehampton Museum – Housed at the Manor House
Look & Sea Heritage Centre – Has an excellent 360º viewing tower


Transport

Road – The A259 passes the northern fringes of the town. The A27 South Coast Trunk Road is just a couple of miles further north.
Rail – Littlehampton is at the end of a line connecting with the West Coastway Line, which runs from Brighton to Southampton, and the line connecting to London (Victoria).


Brief History

There is evidence of human activity going back to prehistoric and Roman times. Littlehampton has been a port since the days of the Romans when it was known as Hampton, but it only overtook Arundel as the river’s main harbour in the 1820’s. It wasn’t until the 14th Century that it became Little Hampton to differentiate it from the larger Southampton. The town started to develop from a fishing community to a holiday resort from the late 18th Century. The railway was brought to the town in 1863 and so making it very accessible to the holidaymaker.


Famous People

Dame Anita Roddick – Founder of The Body Shop was born in the town.
JM Barrie – Author (“Peter Pan”) spent a lot of time staying with a local family.
Hubert Parry – Composer – “Jerusalem” (Choral song) used at many sporting events.


Approximate Population

Littlehampton has a population of 27,500 from the 2001 census returns.


Nearest Tourist Information Centre

Arundel
61 High Street, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9AJ
Tel: +44 (0)1903 882 268


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