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.
Crowborough's train station is some distance from the centre of town, in adjacent Jarvis Brook.
The train line goes north to London, and south as far as Uckfield.
Fare and timetable information is available from Southern Trains, tel. 08457 484950.
Arriva operates a half hourly 229 service between Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells. Timetables and fares are available on their website. This service does not operate on evenings or Sundays.
Buses on the Regency Route between Brighton and Tunbridge Wells  (Brighton & Hove Buses, number 28, 29 or 29B) run through Crowborough in each direction every half hour during the day from Monday to Saturday, or around once an hour on Sundays or during the evenings. The journey takes around 1 and a half hours from Brighton, 1 hour from Lewes, or under half an hour from Tunbridge Wells or Uckfield.
NB: Not all Regency Route buses go as far north as Crowborough (some only go as far as Lewes, Ringmer or Uckfield), so if you are getting the bus from Brighton or Lewes, make sure the bus says either "Tunbridge Wells" or "Crowborough" on the electronic display at the front.
Renown Coaches operate local services 271 & 272 on behalf of East Sussex Country Council. This service does not run on evenings or sundays
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.