Haywards Heath Tourist Information

Nymans Gardens near Haywards Heath

Nymans Gardens near Haywards Heath

A major Sussex transport hub, yet offering an attractive bustling small town base with a pretty high street, Haywards Heath is the ultimate Sussex holiday base for guests looking to tour the South East and London by rail or road. Trains from Haywards Heath Station will whisk you to the Brighton and the South Coast and Central London in well under one hour and this Mid-Sussex town sits within the gentle rural High Weald area, home to a selection of world famous Sussex gardens, character steam railways and a choice of forest and Downland walks.

Haywards Heath hotels, B&Bs and holiday cottages in surrounding villages like Bolney, Balcombe and Ardingly make ideal bases for visiting the attractions of the High Weald from the National Trust’s enchanting Nymans Gardens in nearby Handcross to the iconic Bluebell Railway, one of Britain’s very first restored steam railways and wonderful Sheffield Park with parklands designed by ‘Capability’ Brown. All these attractions are within easy reach of Haywards Heath.

The town centre is an attractive scene of central parks, heritage inns and two farmers’ markets each month, alongside modern facilities like the Orchard shopping centre, a theatre, leisure centre with pool and health clubs. Top annual events featuring in the area include  the South of England Show at the showground in nearby Ardingly and you’ll find an outstanding choice of picture-postcard real ale inns serving fine pub meals and real ales in surrounding Wealden villages like Cuckfield, Balcombe and Staplefield. Browse business or leisure accommodation in Haywards Heath now with Iknow.

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.