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Burgess Hill

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Burgess Hill

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

Get in

The Burgess Hill Train Station has a regular service on the London to Brighton line. This line connects to town with at Gatwick Airport. There is also a bus service from Haywards Heath, Cuckfield, Brighton and other local towns and villages. For Burgess Hill, 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 train station. There are two train stations in Burgess Hill, with the Wivelsfield station slightly further north, and Burgess Hill station closer to the town centre.


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 round 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 main shopping area is The Market Place and is an small indoor shopping mall featuring many well-known stores such as

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 Marlets are independent stores.


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 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.


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.


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

Get out

Brighton is a major sea-side city and very easily accessable 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 which is not too far away.

Horsham is a pictoresque historic town to the west.

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

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