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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 ...

St Swithun’s Church

St. Swithun's is a Grade II listed building. The site had a church since the 11th century. It was st ...

Weir Wood Reservoir Nature Reserve

Weir Wood Reservoir in the Ashdown Forest is mostly water, surrounded by strips of open grassland, s ...

Millennium Stone & Meridian Line

The Millennium Year 2000 was marked by the placing of a beacon just near East Court Mansion and by t ...

LATEST NEWS

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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WELCOME TO EAST GRINSTEAD 2019

Welcome to East Grinstead

Download our ‘Welcome to East Grinstead’ leaflet detailing local tourist attractions and things to do in and around the town. The leaflet is also available to pick up from the tourist information in East Grinstead library.

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  • St Swithun’s Church

    St. Swithun's is a Grade II listed building. The site had a church since the 11th century. It was struck by lightning in 1772 and after it was rebuilt by ...

  • Millennium Stone & Meridian Line

    The Millennium Year 2000 was marked by the placing of a beacon just near East Court Mansion and by the installation, on the Meridian Line, of a large bloc ...

  • Chequer Mead

    Located in the heart of East Grinstead, Chequer Mead Theatre is one of the best venues for entertainment in the South East. This intimate theatre offers q ...

  • Shopping Bag Promotion

    We have heavy-duty, hessian, shopping bags for sale at £2 each - from the Tourist Desk in East Grinstead Library ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

WHAT’S ON IN EAST GRINSTEAD

 

sat01jun(jun 1)11:00 amsun10nov(nov 10)4:30 pmMorris & Co. - Inspired by NatureStanden House and Garden(june 1) 11:00 am - (november 10) 4:30 pm gmt

tue09jul(jul 9)9:00 amsun22dec(dec 22)3:00 pmEast Court 250 Year Anniversary ExhibitionEast Court Mansion(july 9) 9:00 am - (december 22) 3:00 pm

thu12sep(sep 12)3:30 pmthu28nov(nov 28)4:30 pmChair Yoga for people with Limited MobilityJubilee Community Centre(september 12) 3:30 pm - (november 28) 4:30 pm gmt

thu19sep(sep 19)3:30 pmthu05dec(dec 5)4:30 pmChair Yoga for people with Limited MobilityJubilee Community Centre(september 19) 3:30 pm - (december 5) 4:30 pm gmt

thu26sep(sep 26)3:30 pmthu12dec(dec 12)4:30 pmChair Yoga for people with Limited MobilityJubilee Community Centre(september 26) 3:30 pm - (december 12) 4:30 pm gmt

thu03oct(oct 3)3:30 pmthu19dec(dec 19)4:30 pmChair Yoga for people with Limited MobilityJubilee Community Centre3:30 pm (3) - (december 19) 4:30 pm gmt

thu10oct(oct 10)3:30 pmthu26dec(dec 26)4:30 pmChair Yoga for people with Limited MobilityJubilee Community Centre3:30 pm (10) - (december 26) 4:30 pm gmt

sun13oct(oct 13)11:00 ammon145:00 pmPRECIOUS EARTH: An exhibition of British wildlife paintings by Emma TuzzioAshdown Forest Centre11:00 am (13) - 5:00 pm (14)

mon14oct4:25 pm4:25 pmParacise, gentle exercise.East Court4:25 pm - 4:25 pm

mon14oct6:00 pm8:00 pmEast Grinstead Business Association networking eventLa Farola6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

mon14oct6:30 pm8:00 pmEast Grinstead's Autumn Charity FeastVarious Venues6:30 pm - 8:00 pm gmt

tue15oct8:00 am3:00 pmAutumn Colour Photography workshopStanden National Trust8:00 am - 3:00 pm

tue15oct9:30 am3:30 pmCharity FairArdingly Showground9:30 am - 3:30 pm gmt

tue15oct12:30 pm1:30 pmWeight Off WorkshopEast Grinstead Library12:30 pm - 1:30 pm gmt

tue15oct6:00 pm7:00 pmHallmark Travel - Tuesday Travelling Tales - 15th October 2019 - Sri Lanka6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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?


1247 East Grinstead was given a Royal Charter by Henry III to hold a weekly market and an annual Fair.
770th anniversary this year.

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