“Market town on the edge of the Ashdown Forest.“

Welcome to Crowborough

What’s it like?

Crowborough is a traditional market town nestled at the edge of the Ashdown Forest in the High Weald area of outstanding natural beauty.

This historic and popular town is situated at the second highest point in East Sussex, and grew from the merging of a number of villages and hamlets. Formerly home to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a statue within the town celebrates its most famous literary resident.

Proximity to beautiful Ashdown Forest with its 6500 acres of protected ancient heath and woodland is a distinct plus to settling in this area. The forest was of course A.A. Milnes inspiration for his universally-loved Winnie the Pooh books.

Crowborough offers ample opportunities for well-spent downtime with its comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities. Eclectic Royal Tunbridge Wells, with its excellent shops, restaurants, theatre and railway station with fast services to the capital, is around seven miles to the north.

Crowborough's railway station offers services to London that take little over an hour, while Gatwick Airport is just a 40-minute drive away.


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Destination How long How often Notes
London Victoria about 1h15 every 30-60 mins 1 change at East Croydon
East Croydon about 45-50 mins every 30-60 mins direct
Gatwick Airport about 1h15 every 30-60 mins 1 change at East Croydon
London Bridge about 1h15 every 30-60 mins direct
Brighton about 1h54 every 30-60 mins 1 change at East Croydon

This information is a guide only, and not intended to be a timetable! Times shown are at peak times. Please check for exact times. Source: www.thetrainline.com


Schools rated as 'good' or outstanding, within 3 miles of the centre of Crowborough include:

Primary schools
  • St Marys Catholic Primary School
  • Grove Park School
  • St John's Church of England Primary School
  • Ashdown Primary School
  • Jarvis Brook Primary School
  • Rotherfield Primary School
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Secondary schools
  • Beacon Academy
  • Grove Park School
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  • Beacon Academy
  • Grove Park School
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This schools information is intended as a guide only and is subject to change. Please check www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk or http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/ for more detailed assessments.

clubs and societies in Crowborough

There are many clubs in the Crowborough area. Here is a selection, with thanks to http://www.crawleysussex.co.uk/directory/clubs-and-societies

  • 1st Crowborough Scout Group
  • Air Training Corp 1414 (Crowborough Squadron)
  • Alderbrook Community Association
  • Army Cadet Force-(No. 8 Crowborough Detachment PWRR)
  • Ashdown Scottish Country Dance Club
  • Beacon Badminton Club
  • Beacon Community Plus (over 50's)
  • Beacon Swimming Club
  • Beacon Swimming School
  • Boys Brigade - 1st Crowborough
  • Brook Dog Training Club
  • Brook Valley WI
  • Crowborough Arts
  • Crowborough & District Anglers Association
  • Crowborough & District Lions Club
  • Crowborough & Rotherfield JitsuClub
  • Crowborough Beacon Golf Club
  • Crowborough Bonfire & Carnival Society
  • Crowborough Bridge Club
  • Crowborough Chamber of Commerce
  • Crowborough Chess Club
  • Crowborough Choral Society
  • Crowborough Conservation
  • Crowborough Creative Arts Group


There's plenty more to know about Crowborough. Please feel free to give us a call or pop into our office if you would like to know any more about the town where we live!


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