Crowborough is the largest and highest inland town in East Sussex, set within the High Weald Area of outstanding Natural Beauty and bordering Ashdown Forest. The gorgeous countryside around the town is a walkers’ paradise and there are also facilities nearby for horse riders, cyclists and rock climbers. Crowborough is situated just south of Tunbridge Wells on the A26, about halfway between London and the south coast, and can also be reached by train on the Uckfield line from London Bridge.
The town’s most famous resident was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. He is commemorated by a statue which stands at the main crossroads in town. Crowborough is a bustling place, with excellent supermarket provision and numerous small, independent retailers, restaurants and cafes. There is a farmers’ market once a month and plentiful free parking.To find out more about the town why not take the self-guided mystery trail which was designed for the Crowborough Festival in 2017. You can find out how to take the tour at www.mysterytrail.org.
The town also possesses an excellent camp site within walking distance of the town centre which is situated next to the leisure centre and one of our many recreation grounds. The leisure centre has excellent facilities including a swimming pool, gym, sports hall, children’s playground, model railway, skate park and petanque piste.
Crowborough also offers nature reserves, plentiful sport and recreation grounds, childrens play areas, skate parks, a thriving arts culture and various annual events including the Summer Fair, Christmas Event, September Carnival and the amazing, free firework display each November. See our News and Events section for all forthcoming activities.
The new Community Centre is now complete and thriving, providing the opportunity to see a film, attend plays and concerts, or even hold a conference. Further information can be found by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.crowboroughcentre.info
During March 2019 a new ‘To the Shops’ archway sign was installed in the town centre to direct visitors from the main car park towards the High Street. The Environment Committee would like to express its thanks to the Streets Ahead team at Wealden District Council for the funding which made this possible.