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 is the largest and highest inland town in East Sussex, set within the High Weald Area of outstanding Natural Beauty and bordering Ashdown Forest.
In addition to the Ashdown Forest, the gorgeous countryside around the town is a walkers’ paradise with parks, nature reserves and woodland areas with many footpaths. There are also facilities nearby for horse riders, cyclists and rock climbers.
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.
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, bike track and petanque piste.
Crowborough also offers plentiful sport and recreation grounds, children’s play areas, skate parks, a thriving arts culture and various community events including the annual events organised by Crowborough Town Council such as the Summer Fair, Christmas Events and the amazing, free firework display each November.
See our Events section for all forthcoming activities.
The Crowborough Community Centre offers a spacious main hall and stage, purpose-built dance studio and three Meeting Rooms of varying sizes, providing community space for classes, activity groups, conferences, workshops, events and celebrations. Further information can be found by visiting www.crowboroughcentre.info