Nestling within the folds of the picturesque South Downs is a shopping centre that has everything you’ve ever wanted- and all under one roof. A warm welcome is waiting for you.
There are plenty of good reasons why thousands of people make the stylishly designed Holmbush Centre their favourite shopping destination year in, year out. Here are just a few…
With ample free parking, extended shopping hours at Marks & Spencer and the Tesco Extra superstore open 24 hours, the Holmbush Shopping Centre is the ideal destination for all your shopping needs. There’s even a 24-hour fuel station, too.
The Holmbush Centre is linked to surrounding villages by an exclusive FREE bus service – The Holmbush Express. It’s the perfect place to shop, and you can also grab a bite to eat and relax while enjoying a cup of coffee at Harris + Hoole. Then there’s the tasty fare offered by the M&S Cafe inside Marks & Spencer where you can catch a cappuccino while taking a break from your shopping or treat the kids at McDonalds.
Holmbush Centre lies on the outskirts of the Sussex Downs National Park, close to the River Adur and the Adur Valley. It’s approximately equidistant from the city of Brighton and Hove to the east and the town of Worthing to the west. The nearest town to Holmbush Centre is the port of Shoreham-by-Sea, often shortened to Shoreham, which has a population of 20,547 (2011 census).
Providing more than 1,000 jobs, Holmbush Centre originally opened in 1992 on the edge of the built-up area just to the north of Shoreham. It not only serves residents of the district but a much wider catchment area extending from Brighton to Worthing and north, right up to Horsham.
The South Downs National Park is England’s newest National Park. The park, covering an area of 628 sq miles, stretches for 87 miles from Winchester in the west to Eastbourne in the east through the counties of Hampshire , West Sussex and East Sussex. The national park covers not only the chalk ridge of the South Downs, with its celebrated chalk downland landscape that culminates in the iconic chalky white cliffs of Beachy Head, but also a substantial part of separate physiographic region the western Weald, with its heavily wooded sandstone and clay hills and vales. The South Downs Way spans the entire length of the park and is the only National Trail that lies wholly within a national park. There are four river valleys which cut through the Downs: from west to east they are the Rivers Arun, Adur, Ouse and Cuckmere. Chalk acquifers and winterbourne streams supply much of the water required by the surrounding settlements. Dew ponds are a characteristic feature on the hillside: artificial ponds for watering livestock. The South Downs are popular for ramblers with a network of over 2,000 miles (3,200 km) of well-managed, well-signed and easily accessible trails. The principal bridleway, and longest of them at 160km, is the South Downs Way National Trail.
The Monarch's Way, having originated at Worcester, crosses the South Downs and ends at Shoreham-by-Sea. There are 9,883 hectares of publicly accessible land to explore. The highest point on the South Downs is Butser Hill, just south of Petersfield, Hampshire. At 270 m (886 ft) high, it qualifies as one of England's Marilyns.
Brighton City Airport, the oldest in the UK, is a gateway to the south coast of England. Situated minutes from the Holmbush Centre. The airport offers instant access to everything the South East has to offer. As well as being fully functional, Brighton City Airport is also good to visit thanks to its historically significant Grade II Listed hangar and art deco listed terminal building. The Main Terminal building was opened on 13th June 1936 under the name ‘Brighton Hove and Worthing Joint Municipal Airport’ and still stands proud, today. Guided tours of these wonderful historic buildings ensure you can learn about how the airport was utilised in the Second World War. There is also an airport museum situated on site.
The M&S Foodhall at Holmbush.
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