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Crowborough is a town in East Sussex near the border with Kent, in the South East of England.


Crowborough Cross

Crowborough is a small town on the edge of Ashdown Forest that has grown up on and around Beacon Hill, so named for the flaming beacon used in past times to warn London of attacks on England's southern coast. The beacon can still be seen today, beside the running track at Goldsmith's Leisure Centre.

Crowborough is best known for being home to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

The main road into Crowborough is the A26, which runs from Tunbridge Wells in the north to Brighton on the south coast.

By train[edit]

1 Crowborough train station is some distance from the centre of town, in adjacent Jarvis Brook.

The train line goes north to London Bridge, and south as far as Uckfield.

Fare and timetable information is available from Southern Trains, tel. 08457 484950.

Get around[edit]

Map of Crowborough

The centre of Crowborough is very small, and can be covered on foot in quite a short time. As with most other towns in England, the town is well serviced by buses and taxis.

By bus[edit]

Arriva operates a half hourly 229 service between Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells. Timetables and fares are available on their website. Buy your ticket from the driver when you board the bus. this service does not operate on evenings or Sundays

Brighton & Hove operate a half-hourly service between Brighton and Tunbridge Wells, with the 29's running straight through Crowborough on the A26 while the 29A diverts and serves Whitehill and Crowborough town centre. [1] On Sundays, the service is hourly.

By taxi[edit]

  • Crowborough Cabs - 01892 665 522
  • Ashdown Cars - 01892 655 604
  • MS Executive Chauffeurs [2] - 0800 980 7252
  • Sussex Chauffeurs [3]
  • Mayfair Chauffeurs [4] - 0800 068 7246



Crowborough town centre



  • 1 The Blue Anchor, Beacon Rd, Crowborough, +44 1896 645519. pub with food mains £12-22.
  • 2 Crow and Gate, Uckfield Rd, Crowborough (out of town to the west), +44 1892 603461. pub with food mains £8 - 23.
  • 3 Bricklayer's Arms, Whitehill Rd, Crowborough, +44 1892 668786. pub with food and garden mains from £6.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Crowborough
BrightonUckfield  SW UK road A26.svg NE  Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge

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