Close Attractions

National Trust Houses and Gardens


www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Standen House - East Grinstead

Arts and Crafts family home William Morris interiors set in beautiful hillside garden.

Emmetts - Sevenoaks

Edwardian Garden and woodland

Bateman’s - Burwash

Home of writer Rudyard Kipling

Chartwell –Westerham

Home of Winston Churchill

Scotney Castle –Lamberhurst

Country house and romantic gardens

Nymans –Handcross

Gardens, house and woods

Uppark House –South Harting, Petersfield

Elegant Georgian rooms and furniture

Sheffield Park –Sheffield East Sussex

Gardens and woodland


Other Houses and Gardens


Downe house –Biggin Hill

Home of Charles Darwin

www.english-heritage.org.uk

Battle Abbey –Battle

Site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings

www.english-heritage.org.uk

Groombridge Place –Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells

Award winning gardens, Enchanted Forest, Outdoor Adventures

www.groombridgeplace.com

High Beeches Woodland and Water Garden

www.highbeeches.com

Borde Hill –Haywards Heath

Gardens and parkland

www.bordehill.co.uk

Wakehurst Place –Ardingly

Royal Horticultural Society extension of Kew Gardens

www.kew.org/wakehurst

Penshurst Place –Penshurst

Home and gardens

www.penshurstplace.com


Wild life and Farms


British Wildlife Centre –Newchapel, East Grinstead

UK’s finest collection of native species

www.britishwildlifecentre.co.uk

The Llama Park –Wych Cross, East Grinstead

Home of llamas, alpacas, reindeer, Spanish horses, Jacob sheep, donkeys, Mangalitsa pigs.

www.llamapark.co.uk

South Downs Heritage Centre –Hassocks

Museum of gardening, Sussex food hall, Art &Craft workshops

www.southdownsheritagecentre.co.uk


Historic Buildings and Castles


The Royal Pavilion - Brighton

King George IV’s pleasure palace

www.brighton-hove-pavilion.org.uk

Weald and Downland Open Air museum –Singleton, Chicester

Depicting 950 years of rural life including rescued historic buildings

www.wealddown.co.uk

Chiddingstone Castle &Gardens –Edenbridge

Stunning country house with unique collection of exotic antiquities.

www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

Hever Castle –Hever

Childhood home of Anne Boleyn, a wife of Henry VIII

www.hevercastle.co.uk

Leeds Castle –Maidstone

Norman stronghold and palace used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon

www.leeds-castle.com

Anne of Cleves House –Lewes

A house for exploring how the Tudors and Elizabethans lived, worked at home.

https://sussexpast.co.uk

The Priest House –West Hoathly, East Grinstead

15‌th century Wealden hall house with museum of Sussex Folklore.

House once owned by Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell, Mary I and Elizabeth I.


Historic Steam Railways


Bluebell Railway –East Grinstead

22 miles from East Grinstead to Sheffield Park.

Fine collection of vintage steam locos and carriages.

www.bluebell-railway.com

Kent &East Sussex Railway –Tenterden

10 miles between Tenterden and Bodiam

www.kesr.org.uk

Spa Valley Steam Railway –Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells West to Eridge

www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk


Other Attractions


Pooh Corner –Upper Hartfield

Home of AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh

www.pooh-country.co.uk

Lingfield Racecourse - Lingfield

www.lingfield-racecourse.co.uk

Chequer Mead Theatre and Arts Centre –East Grinstead

Theatrical productions and artistic displays

www.chequermead.org.uk

East Grinstead Museum

Museum tells the story of East Grinstead from pre-historical times to present day.

www.eastgrinsteadmuseum.org.uk