Horsted Keynes Station
The station was built in 1882 by the London Brighton and South Coast Railway.
The Bluebell Railway has restored the station to the Southern Railway period – mid 1920s.
It was originally a junction station with a line branching off to Haywards Heath via Ardingly.
This station is often featured in films and television, most recently as "Downton” in the popular Downton Abbey series.
Station Facilities include:
Horsted Keynes is the home of our award winning Carriage and Wagon department. This is where all our carriage restoration takes place. You can visit the carriage works viewing gallery and display which is accessable from platform 5.
Station car park
Hard surface for about 30 cars with an additional field in summer for up to 100 cars is available on site.
Station Refreshment Room
Tea, coffee and snacks are available every day that trains are running.
Light meals (pasty and chips for example) are available at weekends and during school holidays.
Disabled Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities
We regret this Victorian station has no disabled toilets. Baby changing facilities are available in the Ladies cloakroom on platform 5.
Local Bus Services
Metrobus 270 calls at Horsted Keynes station each Saturday from Haywards Heath and East Grinstead. Please see the Metrobus website for bus times www.metrobus.co.uk
If you arrive via the 270, show your bus ticket at the booking office for a special discount on the all line train fare.
Attractions Near By:
Horsted Keynes village is less than one mile from the station.
The village is centred on the green with two local pubs, The Green Man and The Crown. Both sell good food and real ales.
St Giles Church was built by the Normans and is over 900 years old. It is unusual in that it is built in the shape of a cross with a central tower. The former Prime Minister Harold Macmillan is buried in the Churchyard, as his country house “Birch Grove” is within the parish. The American President J.F. Kennedy stayed at “Birch Grove” a few months before his assassination.
The Rector of Horsted Keynes is Father John Twisleton who is also Chaplain to the Bluebell Railway and leads us in our annual Carol Service and Songs of Praise service in the Summer.
Visit St Giles website at www.stgileschurchhorstedkeynes.org.uk
Please take care if walking from the Station to the village. The roads are small with a few sharp corners and tend to be quite busy.
The Crown Public House has four rooms available. Contact 01825 791 609