About Burgess Hill

Burgess Hill

Burgess Hill Coat of ArmsBurgess Hill has been twinned with Abbeville in France since 1994 and Stadt Schmallenberg in Germany since 1988.
TownCrier_smallThis is a rapidly expanding town of more than 29,000 people. It has its origins in the manufacture of bricks and tiles and today Keymer Tiles make hand-made clay roof tiles which are very much in demand. From a small country town 150 years ago Burgess Hill has become the home of high-tech businesses with a commercial centre and rapid communication links. In 2006 Burgess Hill was awarded Town Council of the Year.

Travel links

The M23 motorway is easily accessible, Gatwick airport is just 20 minutes away and London can be reached by rail in less than one hour, with Eurostar connections to Paris and Brussels. Burgess Hill is close to the Channel port of Newhaven with regular sailings to Dieppe. Brighton is just a few miles away with its famous pier, Royal Pavilion, many antique shops in The Lanes, and the Brighton Marina.



Country walks

The Bedelands Farm Local Nature and Ditchling Common Country Park are located on the fringes of Burgess Hill. The South Downs Way runs all the way from Winchester to Eastbourne with Ditchling Beacon as the third highest point.

Windmill_smallPlaces to visit

To the south of Burgess Hill lies the nearby and picturesque village of Ditchling which has now been included in the South Downs National Park.

Nearby National Trust properties

Nymans: Outstanding 20th-century garden, set around a romantic house and ruins, in beautiful woodland.

Wakehurst Place: Outstanding botanical garden with world's largest seed conservation project.

Sheffield Park Garden: Internationally renowned landscape garden and parkland.


Glyndebourne is a 700-year old country house and modern opera house near Lewes in East Sussex. Since 1934 it has been the venue of the annual Glyndebourne Festival Opera. The Festival is famous for its beautiful setting and for the quality of its productions, particularly of operas by Mozart.