East Grinstead is a town and Civil parishes in England in the northeastern corner of Mid Sussex, West Sussex in England near the East Sussex, Surrey, and Kent borders. It lies south of London,  north northeast of Brighton, and  east northeast of the county town of Chichester. The civil parish covers an area of 2443.45 hectares (6,035 acres) and had a population of 23,942 persons in the 2001 census. Nearby towns include Crawley to the west, Tunbridge Wells to the east and Redhill, Surrey and Reigate to the northwest. The town is continuous with the village of Felbridge to the northwest. Until 1974 East Grinstead was the centre for local government - East Grinstead Urban District Council - and was located in the county of East Sussex. East Grinstead, along with Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill, as part of the former Cuckfield Rural District Council, came together as Mid-Sussex; moving to the jurisdiction of West Sussex County Council. The town has many historic buildings and is located on the Greenwich Meridian. It is located in the Weald and Ashdown Forest lies to the south of the town.

Why visit?

  • East Grinstead hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the East Grinstead Festival, the East Grinstead Food and Drink Festival, and the East Grinstead Music Festival.
  • East Grinstead is conveniently located near a number of attractions, including the Wakehurst Place botanical gardens, the Ashdown Forest, and the Bluebell Railway.
  • The East Grinstead Museum is a great place to learn about the town's history and culture. The museum houses a variety of exhibits, including a replica of the town's medieval market cross, a collection of local photographs, and a display of artifacts from the town's past.