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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

Located in the heart of East Grinstead, Chequer Mead Theatre is one of the best venues for entertain ...

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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  • 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 ...

  • McIndoe Memorial Statue

    On Monday 9 June 2014, after 3 years of hard work and fundraising by the Steering Committee, Martin Jennings’ statue in memorial to Sir Archibald McIndoe, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

 

tue09jul(jul 9)9:00 amfri22nov4:00 pmEast Court 250 Year Anniversary ExhibitionEast Court Mansion(july 9) 9:00 am - (november 22) 4:00 pm

thu14nov7:00 pmsat14dec12:00 amChristmas Party Party Party!Meridian Hall at East Court7:00 pm (14) - (december 14) 12:00 am

novGlow Wild at WakehurstWakehurst PlaceMonth Long Event (november) gmt

fri22nov4:00 pm11:30 pmGin Night at The Engine RoomThe Engine Room Bar & Tap4:00 pm - 11:30 pm gmt

fri22nov6:00 pm10:00 pmCharity Quiz NightAshdown Park Hotel6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

sat23nov10:00 am4:00 pmProstate Screening - Free PSA TestEast Court Mansion10:00 am - 4:00 pm gmt

novChristmas at StandenStanden House and GardenMonth Long Event (november)

sat23nov11:00 am4:00 pmAdvent FairMichael Hall School11:00 am - 4:00 pm gmt

sat23nov2:00 pm4:00 pmEast Grinstead Rugby FC v LewesHarvey's of Sussex Division 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

sat23nov2:00 pm4:00 pmStitch & ChatterEast Grinstead Library2:00 pm - 4:00 pm gmt

sat23nov2:00 pm4:00 pmEast Grinstead Lacrosse Club v CheltenhamHome Counties Division 22:00 pm - 4:00 pm

sat23nov3:00 pm5:00 pmEast Grinstead Town FC v Burgess Hill TownBostik League Division South3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

sat23nov3:45 pm8:00 pmThe Big Reveal - 2019High Street & London Road, East Grinstead3:45 pm - 8:00 pm gmt

sat23nov4:00 pm8:00 pmThe Big Reveal, Christmas Lights and Rotary Tree of Light Switch OnLondon Road and High Street4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

sat23nov4:30 pm6:30 pmEast Grinstead Hockey Club v BeestonPremier Division - Ladies4:30 pm - 6:30 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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