Attractions Near Us
Two miles from Sheffield Park Station, picturesque Bluebell Vineyard Estates is home to the award-wining range of “Hindleap” English sparkling wines.
Open for fun and relaxed vineyard & winery tours and informative wine tastings, visitors can also enjoy its nature trail through bluebell woodlands or bring a picnic to enjoy while overlooking the vineyard and ponds.
The Estate is open throughout the year 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.
Why not combine a trip to the railway with a visit to the Vineyard with a Steam and Vine Voucher?
Visit www.bluebellvineyard.co.uk for more information.
Sackville College is a Grade I listed building in East Grinstead. It was founded in 1609 as an almshouse by the will of Robert Sackville, 2nd Earl of Dorset.
Today it is still an almshouse, providing affordable accommodation to local elderly people of limited means, for independent living. Visitors can see the pretty quadrangle, the Common Room where residents once cooked on open fires, the Dining Hall, Chapel and the Study where the famous Warden, John Mason Neale, Warden 1846-66, wrote many hymns and carols, including ‘Good King Wenceslas’, first published in 1853.
Visits are by Guided Tours, during the afternoons from Wednesdays to Sundays, from mid June to mid September. Visits at other times may be possible, by prior arrangement with the Warden and the Almoner.
Visit the Sackville College website for more information.
Sheffield Park Gardens
Located just over a mile away from Sheffield Park Station, Sheffield Park Gardens contains acres of landscape garden bordered by historic parkland and woodland.
The National Trust garden forms a larger footprint for the Sheffield Park estate, which dates back several centuries. Four lakes form the heart of the garden, with paths circulating through the glades and wooded areas surrounding them.
Each owner has left their impression, which can still be seen today in the layout of the lakes, the construction of Pulham Falls, the planting of Palm Walk and the many different tree and shrub species from around the world.
For more information please visit the Sheffield Park and Garden website.
Standen House & Garden
Standen House is a National Trust property located two miles from East Grinstead Station.
It is an Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden.The house is dressed for a weekend stay in 1925, so you can imagine you are a guest of the family.
On the wider estate, footpaths lead out into the woodlands, Ashdown Forest and wider High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Visit the Standen House & Garden website to find out more.
Wakehurst is Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew’s garden in Sussex. It is situated on the High Weald in Ardingly, just outside Haywards Heath.
There are over 500 acres of formal and ornamental gardens, woodlands, wildlife and a nature reserve. It is also home to the Millennium Seed Bank, the largest wild plant seed bank in the world.
For 50 years, this extraordinary estate has been cared for and developed by RBG, Kew. It is both a Grade II listed heritage garden of great beauty and a beacon of botanical and horticulture and nature conservation.
Please visit the Wakehurst Place website for further information.