East Grinstead Tourist Information

Sackville College, East Grinstead

Sackville College, East Grinstead

East Grinstead is one of the stops on the scenic Bluebell Steam Railway route through the Sussex Countryside and is also home to the beautiful National Trust property of Standen. East Grinstead’s excellent train links and close proximity to the M23 make it a great base for exploring the area. Enjoy beautiful walks in the nearby Ashdown Forest, home of Winnie the Pooh, or take a trip to one of East Grinstead’s best know historical landmarks, St Swithun’s Church. The Christmas carol ‘Good King Wenceslas’ was also written at Sackville College in the town in 1853. You can learn more about the town’s varied history at the East Grinstead Museum on Cantelupe Road or take a walk along the Historic Town Trail.

There is a varied choice of accommodation in East Grinstead including Bed & Breakfasts close to Ashdown Forest and cosy inns with rooms in the town centre. Due its close proximity to the High Weald and Crawley Down, there are plenty of holiday cottages near East Grinstead ideal for a family self catering break. The nearby town of Turners Hill is also home to one of the most luxurious hotels near East Grinstead, the Alexander House Hotel which offers spa breaks and wedding/ conference facilities. Browse our website and look out for great special offers on your chosen East Grinstead accommodation.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.