West Sussex


Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1UZ


One of the biggest and most lively towns in Sussex, Crawley sits midway between the colourful city of Brighton, and the sprawl of London.

Crawley is perfectly placed to explore the south, yet offers dozens of attractions in its own right and has a range of superb sporting and leisure facilities, such as one of the best public golf courses in England - Tilgate Forest. The K2 Centre offers a 12 metre high climbing wall, as well as an Olympic-length swimming pool and an excellent quality athletics track.

Tilgate Park is a wonderful place for a picnic, or a chance to stroll through some of the 162 hectares of wooded parkland (and for a little refreshment after the walk – there's a lovely pub inside the park). Alternatively, try the Crawley Millennium Greenway, a 24 km orbital route meandering through woodlands and open space around the town.

Shoppers should head for the busy County Mall – one of the biggest shopping centres in the region. It's also home to a range of leisure facilities, from a bowling alley to the multiplex cinema.

Things to see and do in Crawley...

  • Located in South-East Crawley you can find Go Ape nestled in popular Tilgate Park. With stunning lakes, woodland to explore and a Walled Garden, it's the ideal setting for a great day out in West Sussex. Go Ape Crawley boasts three high ropes courses - catering for those aged 4 to 104.
  • From archaeology to modern crafts, discover the area's local history at the Crawley Museum.
  • Catch a show at The Hawth Theatre, featuring everything from West End hits to comedy nights.
  • Take a tour of the town’s historical sites, like the wonderfully restored Ifield Water Mill or St Nicholas’ Church - one of the best examples of a Saxon church in Sussex.
  • Hire a rowing boat, paddle a kayaks, have a go at Stand up Paddle Boarding or try mountaining Biking at Tilgate Park Watersports on the edge of Crawley.

More Information about Crawley

There are plenty of high quality bed and breakfasts and hotels in Crawley, as well as hotels at Gatwick Airport (just a short distance from Crawley).

For more information about visiting and staying in the area take a look at the Experience West Sussex website.

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