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'''Burgess Hill''' is a town midway between [[Brighton]] and [[Crawley]] in [[West Sussex]], [[England]].
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'''Burgess Hill''' is a town midway between [[Brighton (England)|Brighton]] and [[Crawley]] in [[West Sussex]], [[England]].
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
'''Burgess Hill railway station''' has a regular service on the London to Brighton line. This line also connects the town with '''Gatwick Airport'''. There is also a bus service from Haywards Heath, Cuckfield, Brighton and other local towns and villages. To get to Burgess Hill by road, use the M23/A23 road and exit at the '''Hickstead''' junction.
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'''Burgess Hill railway station''' has a regular service on the London to Brighton line, as does '''Wivelsfield railway station''' (which also connects to the Lewes line), which serves the north end of the town. The London to Brighton line also connects the town with '''Gatwick Airport'''. There is also a bus service from Haywards Heath, Cuckfield, Brighton and other local towns and villages. To get to Burgess Hill by road, use the M23/A23 road and exit at the '''Hickstead''' junction. Taxi ranks are located outside '''Burgess Hill railway station''' and in the town centre.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
  
'''Walking''' or possibly '''cycling''' is the best way to get around in this small town. Cycling may cause a problem however; Burgess Hill - as the name suggests - is rather hilly. There are also good local '''bus routes''' and '''taxis''' available, with a taxi rank outside the railway station. There are two '''railway''' stations in Burgess Hill, with Wivelsfield station slightly further north, and Burgess Hill station closer to the town centre.
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'''Walking''' or possibly '''cycling''' is the best way to get around in this small town. Cycling may cause a problem however: Burgess Hill - as the name suggests - is rather hilly. There are also good local '''bus routes''' and '''taxis''' available, with a taxi rank outside the railway station. There are two '''railway''' stations in Burgess Hill, with Wivelsfield station slightly further north, and Burgess Hill station closer to the town centre.
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The Town Council runs a Tourist Information Centre/Help Point:
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http://www.burgesshill.gov.uk/helppointservices_index.htm
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
'''St Johns Park''' in the middle of the town, and '''Batchelors Farm''', '''Bedelands''' and '''Ditchling Common Nature Reserves''' on the southern, northern and eastern outskirts of Burgess Hill respectively.
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'''St John's Park''' in the middle of the town, and '''Batchelors Farm''', '''Bedelands''' and '''Ditchling Common Nature Reserves''' on the southern, northern and eastern outskirts of Burgess Hill respectively.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
  
Go '''walking''' round Burgess Hill. It has many parks and nature reserves on the outskirts and is surrounded by the beautiful Sussex scenery in all directions.
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Go '''walking''' around Burgess Hill. It has many parks and nature reserves on the outskirts and is surrounded by the beautiful Sussex scenery in all directions.
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Visit '''the Triangle''', a large leisure centre on the northwestern fringe of the town with easy access to the A23. It has both indoor and outdoor pools and whirlpools, flumes, and a pool intended solely for swimming.
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
  
Burgess Hill main shopping area is '''The Market Place''' and is a small indoor shopping precinct featuring many well-known stores such as  
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Burgess Hill's main shopping area is '''The Market Place''' and is a small indoor shopping precinct featuring many well-known stores such as  
*[http://www.waitrose.com/ Waitrose]
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*Waitrose [http://www.waitrose.com/]
*[http://www.boots.co.uk/ Boots]
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*Boots [http://www.boots.co.uk/]
*[http://www.wilko.co.uk/ Wilkinson]
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*Wilkinson [http://www.wilko.co.uk/]
*[http://www.hallmarkuk.com/ Hallmark]
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*Hallmark [http://www.hallmarkuk.com/]
*[http://www.thorntons.co.uk/ThorntonsSite/pages/home/default.asp/ Thorntons the Chocolatier]
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*WHSmith [http://www.whsmith.co.uk/whs/Go.asp/]
*[http://www.whsmith.co.uk/whs/Go.asp/ WHSmith]
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as well as many independent stores and cafes.
 
as well as many independent stores and cafes.
  
'''The Market Place''' is Burgess Hill's second shopping area, and shops belonging to this group are identifiable by their blue fascias. The majority of the shops in the Martlets are independent stores.
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'''The Martlets''' is Burgess Hill's second shopping area. The majority of the shops in the Martlets are independent shops.
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There is also a large Tesco's supermarket about 30 mins walk from the center of town or a short bus journey.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
  
In the centre of the town are plently of '''cafes''' and '''coffee houses''', including Mooch@76, shown on the Channel 4 TV programme, Risking It All, and also a Costa Coffee. For '''takeways''', Burgess Hill has McDonalds, Uncle Sams, and KFC Outlets. There is also a selection of pizza takeaways, and a couple of Italian restaurants as well as Fish and Chip shops and Chinese and Indian restaurants. There is a Waitrose, a Somerfield, a Lidl, and an Iceland '''supermarket''' (all in the town centre) and a large Tesco superstore on the southern outskirts of Burgess Hill.
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In the centre of the town are plently of '''cafes''' and '''coffee houses''', including Mooch@76, shown on the Channel 4 TV programme, Risking It All, and also a Costa Coffee. For '''takeaways''', Burgess Hill has McDonalds, Uncle Sams, and KFC Outlets. There is also a selection of pizza takeaways, and a couple of Italian restaurants as well as Fish and Chip shops and Chinese and Indian restaurants. There is a Waitrose, a Lidl, and an Iceland '''supermarket''' (all in the town centre) and a large Tesco superstore on the southern outskirts of Burgess Hill.
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Tim Ley, which serves both Chinese and Fish 'n' Chips is probably the best bet for those on a budget, while still serving decent food with large portions.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
  
There are a number of pubs and bars in Burgess Hill; '''The Railway''' and '''Jacobs Post''' in the town centre being the two popular places, especially with the younger crowd.  
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There are a number of pubs and bars in Burgess Hill town centre, including '''The Railway''', which is considered one of the more popular pubs due to it's location by the train station. '''Jacobs Post''', '''The Top House''' and '''The Potters''' are all within convenient walking distance from '''Burgess Hill railway station'''.  These and others are popular places, especially with the younger crowd.
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Other pubs, which cater to a more 'traditional' crowd include '''The Weald''' on '''Royal George Road''' and '''The Brewers Arms''' on '''London Road'''. The '''Cricketers''' West Street,  For people seeking live music and a good atmosphere, there is '''The Kings Head''' on '''London Road'''Wivlesfield railway station''' is located next to '''The Watermill Inn''', and a 15 minute walk from '''The Windmill'''. There are a couple of other pubs in the town too.
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
  
There is some accomodation dotted about the town, including 'Daisy Lodge B&B'.
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There is a Premier Inn in Victoria Business Park, about 10-15 walk from the town centre, plus some accommodation dotted about the town, Abbey House B&B AA 4 yellow star Highly commended is a very popular choice. [http://www.burgesshillbedandbreakfast.co.uk]
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
Brighton is a major sea-side city and very easily accessable from the town, by train, or by car via the A23.  
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[[Brighton (England)|Brighton]] is a major seaside city and very easily accessible from the town, by train from both of the town's stations, by bus, or by car via the A23.
  
London; there are direct frequent trains to both London Bridge and London Victoria stations.
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[[London]] - There are direct frequent trains to both London Bridge and London Victoria stations.
  
Crawley is a major town and shopping area which is not too far away.
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[[Crawley]] is a major town and shopping area about 15 miles to the north.
  
[[Horsham]] is a pictoresque historic town to the west.
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[[Horsham]] is a picturesque historic town to the west.
  
[[Lewes]] is also an attractive town, a short drive to the east.
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[[Lewes]] is also an attractive historic town, a short drive to the south-east.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:28, 11 May 2012

Burgess Hill is a town midway between Brighton and Crawley in West Sussex, England.

Get in[edit]

Burgess Hill railway station has a regular service on the London to Brighton line, as does Wivelsfield railway station (which also connects to the Lewes line), which serves the north end of the town. The London to Brighton line also connects the town with Gatwick Airport. There is also a bus service from Haywards Heath, Cuckfield, Brighton and other local towns and villages. To get to Burgess Hill by road, use the M23/A23 road and exit at the Hickstead junction. Taxi ranks are located outside Burgess Hill railway station and in the town centre.

Get around[edit]

Walking or possibly cycling is the best way to get around in this small town. Cycling may cause a problem however: Burgess Hill - as the name suggests - is rather hilly. There are also good local bus routes and taxis available, with a taxi rank outside the railway station. There are two railway stations in Burgess Hill, with Wivelsfield station slightly further north, and Burgess Hill station closer to the town centre. The Town Council runs a Tourist Information Centre/Help Point: http://www.burgesshill.gov.uk/helppointservices_index.htm

See[edit][add listing]

St John's Park in the middle of the town, and Batchelors Farm, Bedelands and Ditchling Common Nature Reserves on the southern, northern and eastern outskirts of Burgess Hill respectively.

Do[edit][add listing]

Go walking around Burgess Hill. It has many parks and nature reserves on the outskirts and is surrounded by the beautiful Sussex scenery in all directions.

Visit the Triangle, a large leisure centre on the northwestern fringe of the town with easy access to the A23. It has both indoor and outdoor pools and whirlpools, flumes, and a pool intended solely for swimming.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Burgess Hill's main shopping area is The Market Place and is a small indoor shopping precinct featuring many well-known stores such as

as well as many independent stores and cafes.

The Martlets is Burgess Hill's second shopping area. The majority of the shops in the Martlets are independent shops.

There is also a large Tesco's supermarket about 30 mins walk from the center of town or a short bus journey.

Eat[edit][add listing]

In the centre of the town are plently of cafes and coffee houses, including Mooch@76, shown on the Channel 4 TV programme, Risking It All, and also a Costa Coffee. For takeaways, Burgess Hill has McDonalds, Uncle Sams, and KFC Outlets. There is also a selection of pizza takeaways, and a couple of Italian restaurants as well as Fish and Chip shops and Chinese and Indian restaurants. There is a Waitrose, a Lidl, and an Iceland supermarket (all in the town centre) and a large Tesco superstore on the southern outskirts of Burgess Hill.

Tim Ley, which serves both Chinese and Fish 'n' Chips is probably the best bet for those on a budget, while still serving decent food with large portions.

Drink[edit][add listing]

There are a number of pubs and bars in Burgess Hill town centre, including The Railway, which is considered one of the more popular pubs due to it's location by the train station. Jacobs Post, The Top House and The Potters are all within convenient walking distance from Burgess Hill railway station. These and others are popular places, especially with the younger crowd.


Other pubs, which cater to a more 'traditional' crowd include The Weald on Royal George Road and The Brewers Arms on London Road. The Cricketers West Street, For people seeking live music and a good atmosphere, there is The Kings Head on London RoadWivlesfield railway station is located next to The Watermill Inn, and a 15 minute walk from The Windmill. There are a couple of other pubs in the town too.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

There is a Premier Inn in Victoria Business Park, about 10-15 walk from the town centre, plus some accommodation dotted about the town, Abbey House B&B AA 4 yellow star Highly commended is a very popular choice. [6]

Get out[edit]

Brighton is a major seaside city and very easily accessible from the town, by train from both of the town's stations, by bus, or by car via the A23.

London - There are direct frequent trains to both London Bridge and London Victoria stations.

Crawley is a major town and shopping area about 15 miles to the north.

Horsham is a picturesque historic town to the west.

Lewes is also an attractive historic town, a short drive to the south-east.



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