Crowborough is the largest and highest inland town in East Sussex, set within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and bordering the Ashdown Forest. The 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, of Sherlock Holmes fame, commemorated by a statue now standing at the main crossroads in town. The town centre gives the impression of being a bustling village, with an excellent choice of supermarkets and numerous small, independent retailers, restaurants and cafes. There is a farmers’ market once a month and the luxury of plentiful free parking.
The leisure centre and recreation ground offer a swimming pool, gym, sports hall, children’s playground, model railway, skateboard park and petanque piste.
Other attractions that Crowborough can offer include nature reserves, plentiful sport and recreation grounds, children’s play areas, skate parks, a thriving arts culture and various annual events.