Tourism An area for the outdoor person, young, old and families to explore the natural sites.
Lancing Ring – Nature reserve
St Mary’s Church, Sompting – Saxon Church Tower
The Coastal Link – A walk or picnic place along the River Adur
Coombes Farm – Tractor Tours, animals & working dew pond.
Road – The A259 Coast Road runs through the south of the village. The A27 South Coast Trunk Road runs through North Lancing.
Rail – Lancing Railway Station stands on the West Coastway Line which extends from Brighton to the east to Southampton to the west.
Remains of an Iron Age shrine and a Romano-British temple have been found. Built in the 1st century, the temple remained in use until the 3rd. During the middle of the 19th century Lancing was popular as a seaside resort location for the gentry, due to its secluded atmosphere.
Sir Henry Cooper – Heavyweight boxer (evacuated to Lancing during WWII)
Lord Alfred Douglas – Writer & poet (died in Lancing in 1945)
Sir Tim Rice – Grammy Award winning lyricist (attended Lancing College)
Evelyn Waugh – Writer & novelist – Brideshead Revisited (attended Lancing College)
George Baker – TV & film actor – Inspector Wexford (attended Lancing College)
The population recorded in the 2001 census was 18,692
Nearest Tourist Information Centre
Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1HL
Tel: 01903 221066
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