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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 is a major seaside city and very easily accessible from the town, by train, or by car via the A23.  
  
 
London; there are direct frequent trains to both London Bridge and London Victoria stations.
 
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 east.
  
 
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Revision as of 11:08, 9 February 2007

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Buy

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.

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 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 Somerfield, a Lidl, and an Iceland supermarket (all in the town centre) and a large Tesco superstore on the southern outskirts of Burgess Hill.

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.

Sleep

There is some accomodation dotted about the town, including 'Daisy Lodge B&B'.

Get out

Brighton is a major seaside city and very easily accessible from the town, by train, 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 east.



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