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Standen House

Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden. Com ...

Historic High Street

The focal point of East Grinstead’s charm and old Market Town reputation is the conservation area in ...

East Court

East Court Mansion is the Town Council’s administrative base and is set within the parkland grounds ...

East Grinstead Museum

Built with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and money raised by the local community, East Grin ...

Wakehurst

Kew's garden in Sussex Wonderful Wakehurst! Whatever the time of year, the grounds of Wakehurst are ...

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Welcome to Visit East Grinstead

Discover East Grinstead, the capital of the historic High Weald. Our ancient market town has a wealth of architectural heritage and is surrounded by some of the finest countryside in the whole of the South East of England.

Truly, East Grinstead has something for everyone. Friendly restaurants, pubs, bars and coffee shops are waiting to bid you welcome. Cosy accommodation in one of our hotels or bed and breakfasts is available through the year….

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SUMMER 2016 EVENTS LISTING LEAFLET

East Grinstead Summer EventsA leaflet detailing the major events happening in the town over the next few months is available to download HERE and also available to pick up from the tourist information in East Grinstead library.

  • Wakehurst

    Kew's garden in Sussex Wonderful Wakehurst! Whatever the time of year, the grounds of Wakehurst are a sight to behold. Wander through ornamental gardens, ...

  • Weir Wood Reservoir Nature Reserve

    Weir Wood Reservoir in the Ashdown Forest is mostly water, surrounded by strips of open grassland, scrub and woodland. Low lying meadows also form part of ...

  • Bluebell Railway

    Since March 2013, East Grinstead has become the northern terminus of the prestigious Bluebell Railway, the UK’s premier restored railway. There is a full ...

  • East Court

    East Court Mansion is the Town Council’s administrative base and is set within the parkland grounds of East Court. It is an 18th Century Grade II listed b ...

WHAT’S ON IN EAST GRINSTEAD

 

july

16jul - 17sepjul 1610:00 amsep 17The Big Friendly ReadSummer Reading Challenge

28jul - 30jul 287:15 pmjul 30Chequer Mead Productions presents... Les Miserables Schools EditionChequer Mead

30jul12:30 pm- 5:30 pmEast Grinstead Cricket Club v Roffey CCSussex Premier League

august

16jul - 17sepjul 1610:00 amsep 17The Big Friendly ReadSummer Reading Challenge

2aug10:00 am- 3:00 pmSummer Fun at East Grinstead Museum

2aug2:00 pm- 5:00 pmHonalee Media presents... Marty McDonalds Toy MachineChequer Mead

3aug12:00 pm- 1:00 pmEast Grinstead Historic Town Walks

4aug - 7aug 49:00 amaug 7Contemporary Craft Show - Michelham Priory

5aug - 7aug 51:00 pmaug 7Escape to the Countryside 2016Yogurt Rooms Busses Farm

5aug7:30 pm- 9:15 pmEast Grinstead Town FC v WokingFriendly

6aug12:00 pm- 1:00 pmEast Grinstead Historic Town Walks

7aug9:30 am- 4:00 pmLingfield Antiques, Collectables and Vintage FairLingfield Park Racecourse

7aug1:00 pm- 5:00 pmEast Grinstead RocksEast Court Live

8aug6:00 pm- 8:00 pmDrink and MeetEast Grinstead Business Association

9aug1:30 pm- 3:30 amAlzheimer's Society Peer Support GroupJubilee Community Centre

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THE TOWN’S HISTORY

East Grinstead has a long tradition of weekly markets. It’s broad High Street is testimony to this. Even before a town existed, several ancient tracks converged on this area and people would probably have met to transact their business. Possibly in goods and animals.

The town was given a charter by Henry III in 1247 to have a weekly Monday market and an annual fair. In 1655 the market moved from Monday to Thursday predominately for the sales of corn, but joined in 1703 by cattle sales. Thursday has remained the day of the popular farmer’s market ever since. The cattle market thrived until December 1970 when the last ‘Fat Stock Show’ was held.

East Grinstead High St 1883

Did You Know?


East Grinstead has one of the longest continuous runs of 14th century timber-framed buildings in England.