Although the village of Lancing is often overshadowed by its neighbours Worthing and Shoreham by Sea, it’s famous for being the largest village in England. Situated in West Sussex, on the south coast of England, the village was a popular seaside resort of the gentry in the mid-19th century because of its secluded atmosphere. Today most people prefer the hustle and bustle of the larger resorts, but Lancing still has a small number of guesthouses, where visitors can stay a night or two - just like a famous writer. In the 1890’s Oscar Wilde stayed in nearby Worthing, but he visited Lancing and decided to name the piece he was working on, Lady Lancing. Later, the piece of writing changed its title to The Importance of Being Earnest.
Beach Huts, Lancing Beach by Geograph on Flickr
With a Lancing Car Hire it’s easy to explore the nearby town of Worthing and further a field. The area has been populated for at least 6,000 years, and has same fascinating places where you can to find out about the past. It has Britain's greatest concentration of Stone Age flint mines, some of the earliest mines in Europe, and not far way is the Iron Age hill fort of Cissbury Ring. Lancing is also ideally positioned for visiting the South Downs, chalk hills which extend for about 260 square miles, and include the White Cliffs of Dover; it’s recognised as one of the most important chalk landscapes in England.
But, back in Lancing, you’ll certainly always find a spot on the beach which is ideal for flying model aircraft; you can even enjoy making your very own movie from the air, just like this one.