Amberley - 'The Pearl of Sussex'

Amberley is a picturesque village set in the South Downs National Park. With its many thatched houses and position by water meadows it appeals to cyclists, walkers, bird watchers, artists, historians or anyone wishing to enjoy a quintessential English village.  There are many special qualities that make it such an attractive and vibrant place to live or visit and it is those that the Society stands to protect and enhance.

We offer regular events including talks and exhibitions, an opportunity to join campaign groups and become involved in local initiatives to protect Amberley and its surroundings.   Use our site to explore the architecture, history, or wildlife in the area.  Become a member and get involved.

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Buildings & Environment


Amberley,  with its mix of architectural styles is one of the prettiest villages in England

Art & Activities

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Sculpture by Jon Edgar

Projects & Campaigns

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Amberley Church Tower project


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Local infection rate has risen. All are encouraged to have their vaccinations and booster vaccinations 


Amberley Society

The Society, along with its partners, has campaigned and achieved many successes since it was founded in 1977.

Surrounded by so much history and precious countryside an important part of what we do is to increase and share our understanding and appreciation of Amberley through regular meetings, talks and walks.  

We have at least three meetings each year with interesting, relevant topics which regularly fill the Church Hall to capacity. The meetings are enjoyable, relaxed and sociable.

The Society is respected by and regularly works with other agencies including Amberley Parish Council, Horsham District Council, West Sussex County Council , the South Downs National Park Authority, the Environment Agency and Natural England.  Our membership of the South Downs Network has enabled a wide range of partnerships with organisations such as CPRE, the South Downs Society, Sussex Wildlife Trust,  RSPB, National Trust and the Ramblers Association. For details of the community issues that the Society have worked on see Campaigns and Projects.