Welcome to East Grinstead

On a sandstone ridge beside the Ashdown Forest, East Grinstead is capital of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Come and explore our ancient market town with its Medieval High Street, discover its fascinating history and the people who shaped it.

The town has something for every visitor – the ancient buildings are now home to a variety of friendly independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants – including a historic coaching inn. For lovers of the great outdoors, the town has a wealth of waymarked paths and a national long distance trail runs through the town on the Greenwich Meridian.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our special town…

Discover East Grinstead

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Local attractions & Tourist Hot Spots

CHECK OUT OUR ATTRACTIONS

WHAT’S ON

In and Around East Grinstead

SEE OUR EVENTS

SHOPPING

We have many vibrant retail shops

WHERE TO SHOP

FOOD & DRINK

Enjoy our many bars, coffee shops & restaurants

WHERE TO EAT & DRINK

ACCOMMODATION

Places to Stay in and Around East Grinstead

WHERE TO STAY

Latest News

WHATS ON IN EAST GRINSTEAD

fri09jul(jul 9)10:00 amsun12sep(sep 12)6:00 pmSummer of SoundWakehurst Place10:00 am - (september 12) 6:00 pm

sat31julsun01augModel Railway WeekendBluebell Railway9:00 am - (august 1) 5:00 pm

wed04aug10:00 am1:00 pmWillow Basket-Making WorkshopTablehurst Community Farm10:00 am - 1:00 pm

thu05aug7:30 pm10:00 pmEG Jazz ClubChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

fri06aug(aug 6)9:00 amsun08(aug 8)5:00 pmBluebell Railway's 60 plus 1!Bluebell Railway9:00 am - 5:00 pm (8)

fri06aug6:30 pm9:30 pmFisher Stevens: Elvis Does CabaretChequer Mead Theatre6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

sat07aug11:30 am5:30 pmEast Grinstead Cricket Club v Brighton & Hove CCSussex Premier League - East Grinstead Sports Club11:30 am - 5:30 pm

thu12aug7:30 pm9:00 pmOnline Talk – The Story of the Guinea Pig ClubEast Grinstead Museum7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

sun15aug10:00 am6:00 pmForaging with Ashdown ForageTablehurst Community Farm10:00 am - 6:00 pm

thu19aug6:30 pm8:00 pmEmergency Life Support Community EventChequer Mead Theatre6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

thu19aug7:30 pm9:00 pmThe Custom of the CountryEast Grinstead Museum7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

sat21aug10:30 am12:00 pmSecond World War Town TourFROM EAST GRINSTEAD MUSEUM10:30 am - 12:00 pm

sat21aug11:30 am5:30 pmEast Grinstead Cricket Club v Eastbourne CCSussex Premier League - East Grinstead Sports Club11:30 am - 5:30 pm

sun22aug8:00 pm11:00 pmWest End Al FrescoChequer Mead Theatre8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

sat28aug11:30 am5:30 pmEast Grinstead Cricket Club v Three Bridges CCSussex Premier League - East Grinstead Sports Club11:30 am - 5:30 pm

sun29aug9:30 am3:30 pmLingfield Antiques, Vintage and Collectables MarketLingfield Park Racecourse9:30 am - 3:30 pm

fri10sep7:30 pm9:30 pmLipstick on Your CollarChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

fri17sep10:30 am4:30 pmWillow weaving workshopWakehurst Place10:30 am - 4:30 pm

sun26sep7:30 pm10:00 pmCara DillonChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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POPULAR TOURIST HOT SPOTS

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East Grinstead Museum

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 town [...]

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Standen House

STANDEN HOUSE & GARDENS Arts and Crafts family home with William Morris interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden. Come and see this National Trust family home and garden [...]

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.

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