East Grinstead

Where East Sussex meets West, and Sussex meets up with Surrey and Kent, is where you’ll find the historic town of East Grinstead. At the heart of the High Weald area, East Grinstead has a collection of buildings that illustrate the varied architectural heritage of the market town. St Swithuns Church is a prime example of the towns links with iron making, while the National Trust property at Standen dates back to the Arts and Crafts period. Both these buildings welcome visitors, as does Sackville College, Jacobean Almshouses dating back to 1609. It was in these buildings that the famous carol ‘Good King Wenceslas’ was composed.

For visitors who’d rather explore the Sussex countryside, Kingscote station offers journeys on the Bluebell Railway, which stops at railway hq, a site which houses a collection of locomotives and a Pullman, converted into a restaurant. East Grinstead is a must see for railway and architectural enthusiasts!

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