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East Grinstead

West Sussex

Type:Towns & Villages

West Sussex, RH19 2BH
East Grinstead

About

On the edge of Ashdown Forest, historic East Grinstead is a lively market town with a charter dating from as long ago as 1221. Until the 18th Century, East Grinstead flourished as an assize and market town and as the centre of the surrounding agricultural and iron workings.

The town’s history can be seen in architecture dating from medieval times through 14th Century timber-framed houses to fine examples of Georgian and Regency styles

Enjoy the speciality and High Street shopping, the regular farmers market, or one of the many delicious places to eat. Discover the new town museum and the Jacobean Sackville College both a short walk from the centre, or stand on the Meridian line, the centre of time, which travels through East Court on its journey around the world.

The May Day Fair is one of many popular events that are held in the town, and the Chequer Mead Arts Centre regularly hosts a variety of theatrical performances and events.

The town is the most northern point of the Bluebell Railway which links visitors from the mainline (London Victoria) to the Bluebell Line which stretches through the High Weald and Mid Sussex countryside to the magnificent Sheffield Park Garden at 30 min steam ride away.

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