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Nestling among the South Downs and generally thought of as somewhere to retire to, the seaside town of Worthing has a lot more to offer than first meets the eye.

Home to nearly 100,000 residents, the West Sussex town has had a number of famous sons and daughters from music and the arts, showing the other side of Worthing life.

Both Harold Pinter and Oscar Wilde wrote important works about Worthing - "The Importance of Being Earnest" in the case of Wilde - and to this day the town retains its rich cultural heritage, with a bustling museum and art gallery showcasing local history right back to the stone age.

In terms of retail the town has all the high street names, as well as some more unusual shops for those prepared to look, and several specialist markets take place in the pedestrianised town centre throughout the year.

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