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West Sussex

Type:Towns & Villages

Bolney, Sussex


Bolney is a village and civil parish in the Mid Sussex district of West Sussex.

It is believed the name of the village came from the Saxon word 'Bolne' meaning 'a village (or high place) near marsh'

In mediaeval times the village was noted for its cherry fair and iron smelting and until the early 20th Century a windmill existed on the Common.

The village has a relatively high number of listed properties, with two main clusters at the south, around the church and to the north, in what was originally the Common.

Things to do in Bolney

In the heart of the rural village of Bolney lies Bolney Wine Estate, a vineyard which carries on a tradition brought to Britain by the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago.

The sparkling wines on offer are all made from the traditional bottle fermentation method, aged for a period of at least 2-3 years.

At Bolney Wine Estate, they take the guests on a tour of the vineyard to look at the vines, discussing the training system and talking about the growing and harvesting seasons.

The St Mary Magdalene Church has a friendly welcome and gives a fresh outlook on religion.

Their policy believes it's important to understand that though they love and care for the beautiful and sacred building in which they meet, 'the Church' is in fact  the people who get together there.


Map & Directions

What's Nearby

  1. Bolney Wine Estate

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    0.56 miles away
  2. Ansty Gardens

    Gardens open to the public for the National Gardens Scheme.

    1.52 miles away
  3. All England Show Jumping Course

    Hickstead is world famous for showjumping, and the British Jumping Derby Meeting remains...

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  1. Leonardslee Gardens

    One of the finest gardens in Britain, Leonardslee will reopen to the public in March 2018...

    3.18 miles away
  2. Sussex Prairie Garden

    Exciting prairie garden of 8 acres planted in the naturalistic style using 30,000 plants...

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  3. Nymans

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  4. Albourne Estate Vineyard

    Situated just 8 miles from Brighton, this boutique single estate vineyard produces...

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  5. Borde Hill Garden

    A historical formal Garden, woodlands, lakes, parkland and adventure playground.


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  6. Camelia Botnar Homes & Gardens

    Award-winning products for house and garden made by Sussex craftsmen. Ornamental...

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  7. South Downs Heritage Centre

    A unique visitor attraction in a stunning oak-framed barn. Independent British artists,...

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  8. High Beeches Woodland and Water Garden

    High Beeches Woodland and Water Garden is a beautiful, tranquil and historic garden of...

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  9. Ridgeview Wine Estate

    Ridgeview was established in 1995 and is renowned as a pioneer in emerging English...

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  10. Garden Pride Garden Centre

    Large garden centre with pet and aquatic franchises. Coffee shop serving home-cooked food.

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  11. Mannings Heath Golf Club & Wine Estate

    With the collaboration of wine and golf, we are aiming to attract visitors for wine...

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  12. Stoneywish Nature Reserve

    Fifty acres of ponds and meadows with wildlife walk and large play/picnic area....

    6 miles away
  13. Huxley's Experience

    A large collection of birds of prey housed in aviaries typical of their natural habitat...

    6.41 miles away
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