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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 ...

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 ...

East Court

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

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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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.

DOWNLOAD HERE

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

WHAT’S ON IN EAST GRINSTEAD

 

23oct10:00 am11:00 amFree Healthy Walks - Winter 2017Guided walks in East Grinstead10:00 am - 11:00 am gmt

24oct1:00 am1:00 amTeddy Bears PicnicChequer Mead Theatre - East Grinstead1:00 am - 1:00 am gmt

24oct2:00 pm5:00 pmTeddy Bear's PicnicChequer Mead2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

24oct2:15 pm3:15 pmMelody for the MindEast Grinstead Library, 32 - 40 West Street RH19 4SR2:15 pm - 3:15 pm gmt

26oct7:30 pm10:00 pmProfessor Robert Winston presents... Improve Your LearningChequer Mead7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

26oct7:45 pm10:00 pmEast Grinstead Camera ClubFelbridge Village Hall7:45 pm - 10:00 pm GMT

27oct10:00 am11:00 amFree Healthy Walks - Winter 2017Guided walks in East Grinstead10:00 am - 11:00 am gmt

27oct7:30 pm10:00 pmAn Evening with Mr Chris AndreChequer Mead7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

28oct2:00 pm4:00 pmEast Grinstead Rugby FC v EastbourneHarvey's of Sussex Div 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT

28oct2:00 pm4:00 pmEast Grinstead Lacrosse Club v Spencer 2South of England East Division 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT

28oct7:30 pm10:00 pmFeeling Good, the Michael Buble Tribute showChequer Mead7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

29oct2:30 pm5:00 pmConchord Big Band presents... Best of the Big Bands, in Aid of Age UkChequer Mead2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

30oct4:00 am6:15 pmCarer Short Breaks Service (formerly the Saturday Club) Age UK EG & DistrictAge UK EG & District4:00 am - 6:15 pm

30oct10:00 am11:00 amFree Healthy Walks - Winter 2017Guided walks in East Grinstead10:00 am - 11:00 am gmt

01nov11:00 am1:00 pmAsk a GuruGet the low down on 'phones or tablets from an expert11:00 am - 1:00 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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