While people living in East Grinstead have plenty to keep them entertained within the town – life is always going to bigger than your own local community so it helps to know where you can get to easily for an interesting, exciting or relaxing day out.
The important thing when it comes to a day trip is that the journey is not long enough to leave you exhausted and with insufficient time to explore your chosen destination – of course, you could stay overnight, but isn’t it nicer to end up in your own bed at the end of the day?
East Grinstead benefits from being located in the South East, sandwiched between the south coast and London. What this means for the letting agents East Grinstead has to offer is that prospective residents have a real range of great British tourist spots to explore on their doorstep, as well as their immediate neighbourhood. So where can you go?
Brighton – Almost directly south of East Grinstead on the coast is the wild and wonderful city of Brighton, which is well known for being one of the country’s great party cities, without turning into a stag/hen do destination. However, there is more to Brighton than just bars and pubs, there is also a great independent retail scene and – of course – a charming beach to enjoy when the weather gets mild. It is about 90 minutes away by rail, depending on which service you get on.
London – It takes under an hour to reach the capital on the train and, once there, you can explore one of the greatest cities in the world. It is overwhelming how much London has to offer so don’t try to do it all in one day, just plan out a fun itinerary and realise that you will probably want to come back to the capital again the following month to see more of it. While you may be tempted to drive into London, it really is a pain to get around the city’s roads, so be sure to go by rail or coach instead.
Royal Tunbridge Wells – It is easier to take a bus or car to Tunbridge Wells, which is a much calmer experience compared with London or Brighton, but can be just as fascinating due to the place’s rich heritage and great architecture to admire. It is also a lovely place to go for walks, with plenty of wonderfully maintained green spaces.
Chichester – The cobbled streets, picturesque terraced houses and ancient walls are the main draws in Chichester, but it also has a surprisingly good wining and dining offering, as well as a host of great independent shops. It is a little further away than the other towns listed, but the two-hour train journey is hardly prohibitive if you set off early in the morning.
Eastbourne – The first place tourists generally head to when they get to Eastbourne is the town’s pier and the beach is certainly one of the best places to be – Eastbourne is regularly cited as one of the sunniest places in Britain, so you could even get a tan from a destination that is just a couple of hours away from your home in East Grinstead.
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About the author:
Sam Jaction is a consultant of travel, vacation and holiday.