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Bluebell Railway

Since March 2013, East Grinstead has become the northern terminus of the prestigious Bluebell Railwa ...

Sackville College

The College has been a functioning almshouse for almost 400 years, built with a bequest from the wil ...

McIndoe Memorial Statue

On Monday 9 June 2014, after 3 years of hard work and fundraising by the Steering Committee, Martin ...

Kingscote Valley

       Kingscote Valley is an exciting new tourism destination consisting of 2000 acres of beautiful ...

Chequer Mead

Chequer Mead is fast becoming one of the best entertainment venues in the South East. With a program ...

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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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EAST GRINSTEAD IN BLOOM CALENDAR

East Grinstead in Bloom CalendarThe 2017 calendar is now available from The Book Shop in the Historic High Street and are sure to be popular, so make sure you get hold of your copy to celebrate a year in East Grinstead. More information HERE.

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 Grinstead Museum

    Built with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and money raised by the local community, East Grinstead Museum invites you to discover the old market to ...

WHAT’S ON IN EAST GRINSTEAD

 

january

23sep - 23aprsep 2310:00 amapr 23The Bothy at Standen HouseArtist Will Shannon unveils his art installation at Standen House

19jan7:30 pm- 9:30 pmScottish Country DancingAshurst Wood Village Centre

21jan10:00 am- 12:00 pmHoney Leaf Creative Writing WorkshopPlaying with Fire

21jan2:00 pm- 3:45 pmEast Grinstead Lacrosse Club v SpencerSouth of England Premier Division

21jan3:00 pm- 4:45 pmEast Grinstead Town FC v Godalming TownRymans South Division

26jan7:00 pm- 10:00 pmNT Live Encore presents... No Mans LandChequer Mead

26jan7:30 pm- 9:30 pmScottish Country DancingAshurst Wood Village Centre

27jan7:30 pm- 10:00 pmChequer Mead Silver Screen presents... The Nice GuysChequer Mead

28jan3:00 pm- 4:45 pmEast Grinstead Rugby FC v RyeSussex Division 2

29jan10:30 am- 4:00 pmLingfield Antiques, Collectables and Vintage FairLingfield Park Racecourse

31jan7:45 pm- 9:30 pmEast Grinstead Town FC v South ParkRymans South Division

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.