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East Grinstead

National Rail | station code EGR

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A market town with an attractive High Street. East Grinstead PlusBus tickets are valid only within the urban area and not to attractions such as Standen.


Bluebell Railway (near station)

A preserved all-steam railway to Sheffield Park. Over 30 locomotives. Period stations. Museum and restaurant at Sheffield Park.
Open please see the website.
Buses to the Bluebell Railway operate from Haywards Heath and Lewes.

East Grinstead Museum ¾ mile

Displays trace the history of the town and its neighbourhood, its characters, events, trades and institutions. Admission free.
Open WThFS 1000-1600, Sun 1300-1700.

Sackville College ¾ mile

A Jacobean almshouse with original furniture and a banqueting hall with a fine hammerbeam roof. Guided tours.
Open Jun-Sep, ThFSSu for booked tours.

East Grinstead map

Standen NT 2½ miles or by bus then ½ mile

An Arts & Crafts family home designed by Philip Webb, friend of William Morris. Morris & Co. interiors. Hillside garden. Woodland walks. Restaurant.
Open Mar-Oct, Daily 1000-1700, House from 1100. Nov-Feb, see website.
Bus 84 from Brooklands Way to Standen entrance and walk ½ mile. M-S every 2 to 2½ hours, 5 minutes journey. Operated by Metrobus. Buses to Standen also operate from Three Bridges.
You may also like to visit the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow and the Red House, his home in Bexleyheath.

Stay at Standen: National Trust Holiday cottage.

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The Priest House West Hoathly by bus

An early 15th century timber-framed house with furnished rooms containing 17th and 18th century domestic furniture, needlework and household items. Traditional cottage garden.
Open Mar-Oct, TWThFS & BH 1030-1730, Sun 1200-1730.
Bus 84 from Brooklands Way to West Hoathly. M-S every 2 to 2½ hours, 15 minutes journey. Operated by Metrobus. Buses to West Hoathly also operate from Three Bridges.

West Hoathly map

Sheffield Park and Garden NT ¾ mile from Bluebell Railway

An informal landscape garden with lakes. Rhododendrons and azaleas blooming in early summer. Spectacular autumn colours. Parkland with countryside views. Restaurant.
Open Daily 1000-1700 (1600 Nov-Feb), booking required in autumn.
Please see above for details of the Bluebell Railway.
There are buses to Sheffield Park from Lewes.

Sheffield Park map

Explorer Map Ashdown Forest, covers East Grinstead, Standen, West Hoathly, Bluebell Railway and Sheffield Park

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