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Worthing is a town and a borough in the county of West Sussex, and lies at the foothills of the South Downs, close to the sea. Once the location of the British Isles’ largest collection of flint mines, the former fishing village is now a popular resort town with tourists. The Iron Age Hill Fort is one of the largest medieval forts in Britain while Midsummer Tree, near Broadwater Green, is said to be over 300 years old. The town is full of open spaces including Marine Gardens, Field Place and Homefield Park. Worthing Open Houses is an annual art festival held in Worthing, which is a major cultural centre in the area.
GlaxoSmithKline, HM Revenue & Customs, Aviva and Southern Water have office space in the area, while accounting firms, financial advisors and business consultants also operate out of Worthing. Cleaning companies, event management firms, public relation organisations and computer support consultancies are among the other business types and professionals to have offices in the area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Worthing has a bustling entertainment scene that includes everything from cinema to live-performances. There is the Dome Cinema, which is a major hub for movie fans, as well as The Art Deco Connaught Theatre and the Baroque Pavilion Theatre, both of which are popular venues. Worthing has hundreds of restaurants serving all kinds of food from different parts of the world. There is French food on the menu at Kar’ben while Andalucía has a distinct Spanish flavour. Casa Ciro is all Italian and Shafiques has an Indian menu to cater for those with a passion for spicy food.
The town of Worthing is served by five-railway stations. East Worthing, Worthing and West Worthing railway stations are the main stops in the area while Durrington-on-Sea and Goring-by-Sea railway stations are also close by. All these stations connect the town along the West Coastway Line. Shoreham Airport is the closest air link to the town and London Gatwick Airport is also within easy reach. Bus and coach services provide transport along the A24 to London, and the A27 to Brighton. The A259 connects the town to places in Hampshire and Kent.