There’s lots to do and see within 40 minutes drive of the Ashdown Forest. Make the most of your visit and stay for a few days in the area and check out some of these fantastic locations.

Hever Castle Exterior

Hever Castle & Gardens

The historic childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife. Explore the castle, mazes and Italian gardens.

Standen House & Gardens

One of the best examples of an ‘Arts & Crafts’ house in the UK, the interiors feature historic Morris & Co designs.

Bluebell Railway

Bluebell Railway

Take a ride on a vintage steam train through the Sussex countryside.


Visit a wild botanical garden and the Millenium Seed Bank

Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park

A fun day out for all the family, with animals, fun rides and so much more!

Penshurst Place

Penshurst Place & Gardens

Once the historic property of Henry VIII, visit the staterooms, gardens & parkland

Pumpkin picking at Tulleys Farm

Tulleys Farm

Escape rooms, pick your own pumpkins, and seasonal ‘Shocktober’ and Christmas events.

Scotney Castle

Scotney Castle

A stunning 14th century moated castle with charming estate grounds and beautiful views