Nestled in quintessentially English countryside, there is plenty to do and see in Mid Sussex. With much of the district desginated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty including sections of the South Downs National Park and High Weald, Mid Sussex is a gem worth visiting for a truly memorable experience.
The towns of East Grinstead, Burgess Hill & Haywards Heath are brimming with history and you're never far from a traditional farmers market or speciality shop. Dotted across the scenic countryside, an array of idyllic villages are waiting to be explored with many close to must-see attractions.
- Ardingly: Wakehurst Place, The Millennium Seed Bank, the South of England Showground.
- Balcombe: Balcombe Viaduct, Cherry Fair.
- Bolney: Bolney Wine Estate
- Clayton: Jack and Jill Windmills
- Cuckfield: Borde Hill Garden, Cuckfield Museum
- Handcross: Nymans, High Beeches Gardens
- Hassocks: Ridgeview Wine Estate
- Hickstead: All England Show Jumping Ground
- Hurstpierpoint: Washbrooks Family Farm
- Poynings: Devil's Dyke
- Turners Hill: Tulleys Farm
- West Hoathly: Priest House.
Experience Mid Sussex
If you're looking for something a little unique then take a look at the Experience Mid Sussex website a selection of the very best attractions, hotels and venues. From breath-taking houses and gardens, vineyards and show ground venues to 4 and 5 star hotels, restaurants and spas, there is plenty to discover. Members of Experience Mid Sussex have come together to provide a truly unique and memorable visitor experience.
For breathtaking landscapes and some of the best views in the UK, you've come to the right place. Legend has it that he devil himself dug a valley in what is now the South Downs National Park to flood the Sussex Weald.
Tree covered ridges, dramatic sandstone outcrops and wooded valleys can be discovered on walks in the High Weald leaving ramblers spoilt for choice.
Worth Way runs seven miles along a disused railway line rom Three Bridges to East Grinstead where chalk loving plans like common spotted orchid and wild strawberry flourish.
Hundreds of acres of unspoilt countryside are home to magnificent floral displays with the likes of Nymans and Wakehurst Place on any horticulturalist's bucket list.
High Beeches Gardens is set in 27 acres of magnificent woodland and water gardens full of rare, exotic and unusual plants and see why Borde Hill Garden is dubbed 'one of the country's truly great gardens'.
There's something to suit all tastes from classical concerts to family theatre and a plethora of exhibitions and events throughout the year. May's Lindfield Arts Festival or the summer St Lawrence Fair are among the highlights, but Chequer Mead Art Centre in East Grinstead, Martlets Hall in Burgess Hill and Clair Hall in Haywards Heath all host a variety of shows and events.
Some of England's most prestigious events take place in Mid Sussex such as the revered Royal International Horse Show and the renowned South of England Show that showcases hundreds of craft exhibitiors among its wealth of entertainment.
For the more adventurous type, mountain bike hire, watersports, abseiling, archery and rifle shooting are all available in the beautiful settings of Mid Sussex.
Mid Sussex boasts a treasure trove of historical attractions from the Victorian Standen House to the Jacobean almhouse of Sackville College.
Sit back and enjoy a ride on the Bluebell Railway steam train and don't miss the sights of Jack (and Jill!) Windmill or the 11 million brick Balcombe Viaduct.
Museums at East Grinstead and Cuckfield allow you to step back into the past and the 15th Century Priest House was part of the divorce settlement of Anne of Cleeves when Cromwell was beheaded.
Tee off on golf courses that are as beautiful as they are challenging with unrivalled views across the South Downs.
Internationally renowned vineyards conduct tasting tours while local produce from the famous High Weald Dairy will see you sampling award winning cuisine.
Enjoy pamperng and relaxation at a magnificent spa hotel with luxurious treatments on offer pefect for anniversaries or a girls' break. An eclectic mix of high street names, speciality shops and antique markets make Mid Sussex the perfect place for pleasure shopping.
Spa Hotels & Pubs
The Mid Sussex Hoteliers Association comprises representativs from a variety of accommodation providers in the area, who work together for the benefit of the local hospitality industry and is a good place to start when planning your stay.