It's a shame that the traffic swoops down the hill so fast, rumbling throught the narrow main road in the village though. Pedestrians take their lives in their hands walking from Houghton across Houghton Bridge to the nearby railway station at Amberley.
The Monarch's Way runs through the village and it was at the George and Dragon Pub that Charles II had a quick bite to eat and a drink before crossing the River Arun at Houghton Bridge - just 500 metres away. The danger the King faced is brought home by the fact that he wouldn't dismount from his horse while eating in case he needed to make a quick dash to escape from Parliamentarian soldiers who were prevalent around the Arundel area and who his party expected to be guarding all the major river crossing points.
St Nicholas's Church dates from the 13th century, although a lot of it was rebuilt by the Victorians.
Where to stay near Houghton
- Places to stay around Houghton
- Cheap Bed and Breakfast in Houghton - where to stay near Arundel
- Sussex Cottages by the Sea
- Holiday Homes in West Sussex - our guide
- West Sussex caravan sites
- Where to camp in West Sussex.
Other hotels and B &B near Houghton
- Bognor Regis
- Burgess Hill
- East Grinstead
- Haywards Heath
- Amberley village and castle
- Bury village
- Bignor village and Roman Villa
- South Stoke and the River Arun
- More informatiion about the Monarch's Way
- Arundel Castle and the Arundel Festival