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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in or near East Grinstead

The ancient market town of East Grinstead is surrounded by some of the loveliest countryside in the South East of England. Lots of restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and good quality accommodation await you. The tower of St Swithun's Church can be seen from miles around and reflects the town's associations with iron making. Places to Visit in or near East Grinstead Standen and Standen are listed below.
33 Results In Or Near East Grinstead
1.6 miles from centre of East Grinstead
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Discover the beautiful Standen House and Gardens Standen is a family house built in the 1890s, a showpiece of the Arts & Crafts Movement designed by Philip Webb and decorated throughout with original William Morris carpets, fabrics and wallpapers. On display are contemporary paintings, tapestries, furniture and many of the original light fittings in a 1920's style. The terraced garden has fine views over the Sussex countryside.
1.6 miles from centre of East Grinstead
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Discover the beautiful Standen House and Gardens Standen House and Gardens are a love song to the Arts and Crafts movement and tell the tale of 1920s family life through all manner of artefacts and furniture. The hillside gardens that surround the house are under restoration to return to the design created by Mrs Beale, the owner of Standen. Staff use her diaries to recreate the lost garden features and historic plant collections of the past, the result being a garden that is brought ...
2.9 miles from centre of East Grinstead
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The Utopia Spa at Alexander House Hotel is an award-winning spa nestled in the heart of West Sussex. The Utopia Spa opened in 2008 and upholds a five luxury bubble award from the Good Spa Guide. The spa is renowned for its Grecian-inspired interiors, variety of facilities & customer care.
2.9 miles from centre of East Grinstead
This 17th-century mansion set in 175 acres of Sussex parkland was once home to the poet Shelley. He'd hardly recognise the place now with its trendy “Reflections” brasserie and al fresco dining “Flames” courtyard. He might feel more at home in the elegant fine dining restaurant with its well spaced tables covered with linen and calming views of the grounds. The modern menu takes its inspiration from across Europe and might include a French-style starter of orange scented diver scallops with b...
4 miles from centre of East Grinstead
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The Priest House Gardens, in the grounds of Priest House, is a formal herb garden with over 150 culinary, medicinal and household herbs. Visit the Priest House for a wonderful collection of historical curiosities, showcasing farm heritage and fascinating historical household items.
4 miles from centre of East Grinstead
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Owned variously by Henry VIII, Anne of Cleves, Mary I and Elizabeth I, The Priesthouse, sitting on the edge of the Ashdown Forest in Sussex, is a 15th century Wealdon Hall house laid out and furnished in 17th and 18th century style. Period furniture and domestic objects set the scene inside while outside the garden is planted with 170 culinary, medicinal and household herbs. Take a tour with the resident curator to find out all about this fascinating building (picnics are welcome in the groun...
4 miles from centre of East Grinstead
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Built in the 15th century, The Priest House has been open as a museum since 1908. Its furnished rooms contain a fascinating array of 17th and 18th century domestic furniture, needlework and household items. Outside a formal herb garden contains over 150 culinary, medicinal and household herbs.
4.3 miles from centre of East Grinstead
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Ashdown Park Spa, located in a gorgeous English country house hotel, has a wide range of Health and Beauty treatments available. All the treatments are individually tailored to your needs. Prescription facials, aromatherapy massages, body and heat treatments, solarium, manicures, pedicures and make-overs are all on the menu and the professional therapists are always on hand to help and advise on the treatments best suited to you.
4.6 miles from centre of East Grinstead
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With its latticed windows, wonky ceilings and oak-beams, the Old House Inn is a 16th century converted farm worker's cottage has been recently renovated and is now home to a country dining inn with rooms. A series of inviting interlinking rooms are decked out in warm rustic fabrics, banquette seating and chunky leather armchairs with a roaring log fire to complete the homely picture. The Head Chef uses locally sourced ingredients and creates exceptional creative dishes alongside a select...
5.2 miles from centre of East Grinstead
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Wakehurst Place gardens, in the beautiful High Weald of Sussex, is an outstanding botanic garden and conservation area, managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens. A mild, friendly climate, a high rainfall and moisture-retentive soils, allows many important groups of plants, unable to be grown successfully at Kew, to flourish here. In the woodlands, there are trees from the temperate zones of the world. The planting styles range from formal walled gardens by the Mansion, through expansive specimen ...
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