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Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club
Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club

Wych Cross, Forest Row RH18 5JR

4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Forest Row hotel is located in a rural location, within 2 mi (3 km) of Ashdown Forest and Ashdown Forest …

£159
avg/night
BLOC Hotel Gatwick
BLOC Hotel Gatwick

South Terminal, Gatwick Airport, Gatwick RH6 0NN

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Archway Theatre and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Lets Race. Crawley Tow …

£60
avg/night
Alexander House And Utopia Spa
Alexander House And Utopia Spa

Turners Hill, East Grinstead RH10 4QD

5.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Standen, Wakehurst Place, and Sackville College. St. …

£159
avg/night
The Felbridge Hotel and Spa
The Felbridge Hotel and Spa

London Road, East Grinstead RH19 2BH

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Felbridge, this spa hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, Sackville College, and St …

£67
avg/night
Royal Wells Hotel
Royal Wells Hotel

59 Mount Ephraim, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 8BE

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Royal Tunbridge Wells, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Trinity Theatre, Calverley Grounds, and Tunbridge …

£83
avg/night
The Tunbridge Wells Hotel
The Tunbridge Wells Hotel

58 The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5TD

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Royal Tunbridge Wells, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pantiles, Trinity Theatre, and Assembly Hall …

£99
avg/night
Buxted Park Hotel
Buxted Park Hotel

Buxted, Uckfield TN22 4AY

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Buxted, this romantic hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from West Park Nature Reserve and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Piltdown Gol …

£98
avg/night
The Spa Hotel
The Spa Hotel

Mount Ephraim, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 8XJ

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Royal Tunbridge Wells, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tunbridge Wells Golf Club and Pantiles. …

£89
avg/night
Tunbridge Wells Retreat
Tunbridge Wells Retreat

54-57 London Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1DS

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Royal Tunbridge Wells, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells Museum and …

£50
avg/night
East Sussex National
East Sussex National

Little Horsted, Uckfield TN22 5ES

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in a rural location, this spa hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from East Sussex National Golf Club and 2.5 mi (4 km) from …

£103
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Pocket Guide: Forest Row Ashdown Forest Hotels

East Sussex is home to an impressive number of historic and culturally rich seaside towns, but its inland charms are equally attractive. The glorious South Downs National Park pull in a good number of tourists to the county each year, with good reason. One of the county's most naturally beautiful spots lies in the rural depths, just east of Hayward's Heath, at Ashdown Forest. Fortunately for visitors, the forest is surrounded by exquisite hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs.

From Henry VIII to Winnie the Pooh!

Ashdown Forest is a tranquil area of woodland that rises to 732 feet above sea level, offering spectacular views across the Downs and surrounding woods. In addition to being one of the most beautiful areas in East Sussex, Ashdown Forest also boasts a complex and interesting history.

The forest started life as a hunting ground for deer, created during the Norman conquest of England. Hundreds of years later, the forest remained a favourite hunting ground, frequented by hunters of no lesser stature than Henry VIII.

However, the forest's more endearing modern claim to fame is that it provided the inspiration and setting for A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh stories. Today, it's a popular spot with tourists on the lookout for exquisite walks and special wildlife, and the chance to have a game of Poohsticks from the same bridge where Pooh and his friends allegedly played.

Hotels near Ashdown Forest

Visitors to Ashdown Forest are spoiled for choice when it comes to finding somewhere to stay nearby. Rural hotels in the area include The Bull at The Green, a friendly and intimate hotel situated just outside Hayward's Heath. In the other direction, the larger East Sussex National boasts a range of relaxing facilities, including an indoor pool and sauna.

Other nearby Attractions

Ashdown Forest may be in a peaceful rural location, but that's not to say there isn't plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. The stunning National Trust property of Sheffield Park Garden is a short drive away, as are the famous Sussex Downs. Heading south for the coast, visitors can take their pick of a number of historic seaside resorts. From the Victorian charms of Eastbourne and Hastings to the modern bohemia of Brighton and Hove, there's something to suit every taste.

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