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Burgess Hill railway station has a regular service on the London to Brighton line, as does Wivlesfield railway station, which serves the North end of the town. 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. Taxi ranks are located outside Burgess Hill railway station and the town centre.
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
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.
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.
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.
In the centre of the town are plently of cafes and coffee houses, including [email protected], 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.
There are a number of pubs and bars in Burgess Hill town centre, including The Railway. Jacobs Post is a short distance outside the town. These and others are popular places, especially with the younger crowd.
Recently, a new night club opened called "code" it is adjacent to the bar "the pulse", which recently had a re-fit to modernise itself more and appeal to a "younger" crowd.
Less "trendy" watering holes include, The Brewers Arms and the Kings head.
There is some accommodation dotted about the town, including 'Daisy Lodge B&B'.
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 south-east.