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County - Sussex | Map
Tel code: 01273 | code search
Postcode: BN6 | code search
Population: 1660
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Birthplace of:
Jamie Theakston
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Folk Customs:
Jack in the Green
Little Edith's Treat

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West Sussex Lurcher Club Fun Dog Show
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Tovey Lodge
"We stayed at the Tovey Lodge cottage adjoining the B & B. Great location, but totally ruined by a shockingly rude owner. Don't be fooled by his kindness while you're ..." More

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"Climb to the top of Ditchling Beacon, or drive up and park in the car park, the views are breathtaking over the countryside - Sharon ..." More

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Ditchling sits in the shadow of the South Downs and Ditchling Beacon is the highest point in East Sussex. There are Neolithic circular earthworks at the top which were later occupied by the Romans. The lands around Ditchling were part of a royal estate belonging to King Alfred - who would have known it as Dicelinga and who is believed to have had a small palace here. The village is built around the cross-roads where the east/west road from Lewes to Hurstpierpoint crosses the north/south Haywards Heath to Stanmer road. The four streets are close packed with warm, coloured houses, mostly 18th century, as well as some earlier and timber-framed houses. The church of St. Margaret of Antioch (the Crusaders’ Saint) is a flint built cruciform building, mainly of the C13th, but with a nave and windows of the C14th & C15th. The tower, topped with a shingled spire, transepts and chancel, is Early English. The heavy handed restoration by the Victorians in 1863 robbed the church of its box pews and what remained of some murals. Opposite the church is a brick and timber-framed C16th house called Wings Place; there is also the Old Friends Meeting House, the Boweries, and many other fine buildings; the former village school contains the newly refurbished Museum of Art & Craft which holds an internationally important collection of work by artists and craftspeople who were drawn to the village. There many fine walks in and around the village with Ditchling Common to the north and the South Downs to the south. To quench the thirst the White Horse pub next to the church or for traditional teas at Dolly`s Pantry.

Attraction

Ditchling Museum
Stoneywish Country Park

Camping

Blackberry Wood

Doctor

M Toynbee

Golf Club

Mid Sussex Golf Club

Pub and Bar

Bull Inn
Sandrock Inn
White Horse Inn

School

St Margaret's C Of E Primary School

Solicitor

Leona Daniel

Activities

Ditchling Archery Club(Archery)

Places to Stay near Ditchling

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Tovey Lodge (0.88 miles)

Tovey Lodge
Our guests can choose Luxury B&B in our main house or quality self-catering in the Cottage (see below): Deluxe B & B - 3 generous luxury Suites 1st floor & 2 grnd floor top ... More | visit website
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Abbey House (2.10 miles)

Abbey House

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A warm welcome.....Awaits you at our comfortable family home bed and breakfast in a pleasant residential district.We are within easy reach of Burgess Hill railway station, Burgess Hill Town Centre, ... More

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Premier Inn Burgess Hill (2.59 miles)

Premier Inn Burgess Hill
Premier Inn Burgess Hill is a modern, ecological hotel located in the Victoria Business park of Burgess Hill and offering 24-hour front desk, free parking, a bar and a restaurant. The Beefeater restaurant at the Burgess ... More | visit website
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Vinyard Lodge (2.95 miles)

Vinyard Lodge

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Just 15 minutes from the bustle of Brighton and 15 minutes from Gatwick off the A23 London to Brighton, idyllically situated in the picturesque village of Hurspierpoint by the South ... More

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Little Turrets (3.20 miles)

Little Turrets

Little Turrets is a luxury detached contemporary Bed and Breakfast which has its own courtyard and is independent of the main house of Turrets set in 9 acres of land. Being newly converted it conforms ... More | visit website

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Innkeepers Lodge (4.18 miles)

Innkeepers Lodge
** ALL OUR RATES INCLUDE COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BUFFET BREAKFAST ** The lodge is situated next to the Black Lion Harvester, close to the M23 and only a short taxi ride away from Brighton train station. ... More | visit website
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Hickstead Hotel (4.68 miles)

Hickstead Hotel

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Set in 7 acres of peaceful Sussex countryside, this distinguished rural retreat offers a wealth of choice for meetings, dining or a well-earned break away from all the stress of modern ... More

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Wickwoods Country Club (4.75 miles)

Wickwoods Country Club
Wickwoods Country Club, Hotel & Spa which offers Memberships, Wedding/Functions, Beauty Treatments and Accommodation is set amongst 22 acres of glorious landscaped gardens and woodland within the South Downs National Park. It lies just south ... More | visit website
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The Blacksmiths Arms (4.90 miles)

The Blacksmiths Arms
Bernard, Sylvia and our friendly staff welcome you to the Blacksmiths Arms, situated on the London Road 1 mile north of Lewes on the A275. Here at The Blacksmiths Arms we are well ... More | visit website
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Newmarket Inn (4.96 miles)

Newmarket Inn

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With a convenient location, right on the A27 between Brighton and Lewes, this comfortable hotel, bar and restaurant offers a mix of traditional values and modern facilities. Newmarket Inn offers excellent access ... More

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