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