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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2017 EVENTS LISTING LEAFLET

Our new leaflet detailing the major events happening in the town over the next six months is available to download and also available to pick up from the tourist information in East Grinstead library.

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  • Standen House

    Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden. Come and see a family home and garden brought to life in ...

  • 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 ...

  • Calling Group Travel Organisers

    Meet the attractions and plan your 2018 Group Travel Visits. ...

  • Chequer Mead

    Chequer Mead is fast becoming one of the best entertainment venues in the South East. With a programme offering something for everyone, you may be pleasan ...

  • 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, ...

  • Sackville College

    The College has been a functioning almshouse for almost 400 years, built with a bequest from the will of Robert Sackville, Earl of Dorset. His will provid ...

WHAT’S ON IN EAST GRINSTEAD

 

16jan(jan 16)4:30 pm195:30 pmBasic Computer Classes with Age UKTo book your place contact Sue Willox 01342 3270464:30 pm (16) - 5:30 pm (19) gmt

19jan10:00 am11:00 amFree Winter WalksLevel 2 Walks - Mondays & Fridays at 10am10:00 am - 11:00 am gmt

20jan11:00 am11:30 amStorytimeAll Children aged between 3 to 6 years old are welcome!11:00 am - 11:30 am gmt

22jan10:00 am11:00 amFree Winter WalksLevel 2 Walks - Mondays & Fridays at 10am10:00 am - 11:00 am gmt

23jan2:00 pm3:00 pmBack to Exercise - Zumba -only £1 per sessionChequer Mead 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm gmt

23jan2:15 pm3:15 pmMelody for the MindFortnightly on Tuesdays between 2.15pm - 2.15pm2:15 pm - 3:15 pm gmt

23jan(jan 23)4:30 pm26(jan 26)5:30 pmBasic Computer Classes with Age UKTo book your place contact Sue Willox 01342 3270464:30 pm - 5:30 pm (26) gmt

24jan2:00 pm3:00 pmBack to Exercise - Aqua Aerobics - £1 per sessionKings Centre, East Grinstead2:00 pm - 3:00 pm gmt

24jan7:30 pm9:00 pmConcert at Sackville College7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT

25jan7:45 pm10:00 pmEast Grinstead Camera ClubFelbridge Village Hall7:45 pm - 10:00 pm GMT

26jan10:00 am11:00 amFree Winter WalksLevel 2 Walks - Mondays & Fridays at 10am10:00 am - 11:00 am gmt

27jan11:00 am11:30 amStorytimeAll Children aged between 3 to 6 years old are welcome!11:00 am - 11:30 am gmt

27jan3:00 pm5:00 pmEast Grinstead Town FC v WhyteleafeBostik League Division South3:00 pm - 5:00 pm GMT

29jan10:00 am11:00 amFree Winter WalksLevel 2 Walks - Mondays & Fridays at 10am10:00 am - 11:00 am gmt

30jan2:00 pm3:00 pmBack to Exercise - Zumba -only £1 per sessionChequer Mead 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm gmt

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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