West Sussex

Type:Towns & Villages

High Street, Henfield, W Sussex, BN5 9DA

Tel: +44 01403 211661

St. Peter's Church


Henfield is a delightful rural market town with a history dating from 770 AD, situated on a ridge overlooking the River Adur and the South Downs.

Henfield’s rural setting and compactness means an intimate and friendly atmosphere and a strong community spirit. There is a vibrant centre with many points of interest, a wide selection of independent shops, restaurants, pubs and the fascinating Henfield museum.

Its many listed buildings and old streets make Henfield an important conservation area. Venturing away from the High Street, down one of the many ‘twittens’ (narrow cobbled lanes), visitors will find themselves on one of Henfield’s three ancient Commons. The Commons have a fascinating history and today provide beautiful spots for walking, cycling and picnicking. Walk across Henfield Common to Swains farm shop to pick up some local Sussex food and drink for a picnic while watching a cricket match on what is thought to be the country’s oldest cricket ground, dating from 1771.

The Downs Link cycle route runs along the edge of Henfield and it provides a useful base for the South Downs and Woods Mill Nature Reserve making it a great place to stop for walkers, cyclists, families and local history enthusiasts.

Book Tickets


Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:
Henfield is on the A281, between Horsham and the A23. It is easily accessible from Brighton, Shoreham or Worthing from the A23 or A24, or from London via the M23.

Free parking is available at two public car parks, one situated on the west side of the High Street by the Public Library, and the other on the east side adjacent to the Henfield Hall. Both are signposted from the High Street

Public Transport Directions

By Bus
There are regular bus services to Brighton and Horsham (No. 17), Burgess Hill and Pulborough (No. 100) and Worthing (No. 106). For full details of all local bus routes and timetables see http://www.henfieldvillage.co.uk/services/travel.aspx

By Train:
The nearest train station is at Hassocks (5.6 miles). Alternatively you can get the train to Brighton or Horsham and the bus on from there.
Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for more information

What's Nearby

  1. Albourne Estate Vineyard

    Albourne Estate is a family-owned boutique vineyard and winery overlooking the beautiful…

    2.31 miles away
  2. St Mary's House & Gardens

    An enchanting historic 15th century timber-framed house, with magnificent gardens, in the…

    3.67 miles away
  3. All England Show Jumping Course

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

    4.13 miles away
  1. Camelia Botnar Homes & Gardens

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

    4.13 miles away
  2. Devil's Dyke

    Devil’s Dyke, part of National Tust is just five miles north of Brighton, offers stunning…

    4.34 miles away
  3. Passies Pond

    Passies Pond is a day ticket fishery with a second lake for matches. Corporate days and…

    4.95 miles away
  4. Coombes Farm Tours

    In Coombes, near Lancing, West Sussex, England UK where the Passmore family have been…

    4.99 miles away
  5. Sussex Equestrian Club

    9am - 6pm. Closed Monday & Thursday. Field Trekking would suit Mum, Dad, children and…

    5.18 miles away
  6. Museum of Gardening

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

    5.2 miles away
  7. Bolney Wine Estate

    Find out why Sussex sparkling wine has been beating champagne in blind taste tests.…

    5.2 miles away
  8. Lancing College Chapel

    Lancing College Chapel is a spectacular example of Victorian Gothic architecture in a…

    5.96 miles away
  9. Leonardslee Gardens

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

    5.97 miles away
  10. Church of The Holy Sepulchre

    A country gem from a gentler era.....

    The setting of this 13th-century sandstone…

    6.1 miles away
  11. Ansty Gardens

    Gardens open to the public for the National Gardens Scheme.

    6.38 miles away
  12. River Adur - Coastal Link & Sculpture Trail

    The River Adur, an important trade route since Roman times, derives its name from the…

    6.65 miles away
  13. Wiston Estate Winery

    Awarded Winery of the Year 2018, the beautiful family-run Wiston Estate offers Wine Tours…

    6.69 miles away
Previous Next