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Things to do in Haywards Heath

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“The Bluebell Railway is an 11 mi heritage line almost entirely in West Sussex in England, except for Sheffield Park which is in East Sussex. It is managed by the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Gift Shop
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“Visit the National Trust's Nymans, an intimate garden set around a romantic house and ruins near Haywards Heath in West Sussex.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Garden
“Fabulous and extensive walks around private grounds. There is a lake, refreshments, toilet facilities on site. Wheelchair friendly. A great all year round place to visit for walks outside. Entry fee applies. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“Sheffield Park Garden is an informal landscape garden five miles east of Haywards Heath, in East Sussex, England. It was originally laid out in the 18th century by Capability Brown, and further developed in the early 20th century by its then owner, Arthur Gilstrap Soames. It is now owned by the National Trust.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“In fletching. 15 minutes drive. A local favourite. Slightly on the pricy side. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Not just at this location but any location on the Forest is beautiful. Wonderful walks and views. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Garden
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“Explore over 250 acres of parkland where paths and resting spots dating back to the 18th century once existed for pausing to enjoy the views back towards the lakes and out towards Fletching village. Copses of trees are dotted around the hillside, attributed to 'Capability' Brown and creating the English landscape appearance he was so famous for. Also dating back to the same time is Irongates Lock, built by the First Earl of Sheffield to allow navigation of the River Ouse.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Route
“Lovely walks in the quintessential English countryside with the Millennium Seed bank to discover.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Route
“Sheffield Park is in Sussex and owned by the National Trust. Beautiful park and gardens”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Absolutely stunning gardens, with amazing scenery. Lovely cafe. Its a national trust park and does shut at certain times in the season so it is worth checking the timetable.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Great spot for a countryside walk or to do some water sports on the reservoir”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Steeped in history this 15th century country pub and restaurant serves award winning food and beers in a relaxing atmosphere. A roaring log fire in winter and courtyard garden for summer welcome guests.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Hotel
“Gravetye Manor is the absolute fine dining experience in the area and has a Michelin star. The 16th century manor is a beautiful Grade 1 listed building with stunning gardens created by William Robinson.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pool
“A great wet-day out with rapids and water slides. About 15-20 minutes drive. Always a favourite with my kids.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Unique gardens, shop, gallery, good cafe and excellent "Jeremy's" restaurant ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“If you've ever wanted to take a llama for a walk in a forest this is the place!”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Steeped in history this 15th century country pub and restaurant serves award winning food and beers in a relaxing atmosphere. A roaring log fire in winter and courtyard garden for summer welcome guests.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Hotel
“Gravetye Manor is the absolute fine dining experience in the area and has a Michelin star. The 16th century manor is a beautiful Grade 1 listed building with stunning gardens created by William Robinson.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Upmarket, special occasion, although it does an excellent lunch menu. For Foodies.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“THE MOST amazing Indian restaurant, in the next village. Great food & service... and who'd have guessed that this sleepy Sussex Village would have THE MOST AMAZING Indian restaurant. Awesome.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pub
“Great village pub, with good food & service, recommended by many guests who have stayed.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“It's local pub, also selling great Thai food. Good value! This is the ONLY restaurant along the high street that open on Sunday NIGHT! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A pub that serves quite good food at a reasonable price and has outside seating area and friendly staff”
  • 2 locals recommend

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