The Bluebell Steam Railway
The Bluebell Steam Railway is a five minute drive from Long Acres (for the East Grinstead station). The Bluebell Railway offers rides, afternoon teas and lunches. One of the stations is close to the Bluebell Vineyard, which is worth a visit if you like wine.
Hever Castle is probably our most popular local attraction. Built in 13th century it has huge historical significance being the former home of Anne Boleyn (second wife of Henry VIII) and the Astor family who owned it for 80 years from 1903. It is a wonderful day out for both adults and children alike, there is something for everyone. The castle itself, Italian ornamental gardens, rowing lake, the ancient yew maze as well as the water maze, have a go archery and jousting in the summer months.
Chiddingstone Castle is a twenty minute drive from Long Acres. Open during the summer months, Chiddingstone Castle is home to one of the most impressive and eclectic collections of curiosities and historical artefacts. Chiddingstone Castle holds an annual literary festival which has a fantastic reputation.
Chartwell (Sir Winston Churchill)
Chartwell, the much loved family home of Sir Winston Churchill is now owned by the National Trust. His home for over 40 years, it is full of Churchill memorabilia and the gardens are a feast for the eyes whatever the season.
The 12th operating temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter day Saints. This striking Mormon temple is set in historic, manicured gardens which are open, along with a visitor centre, to non Latter day Saint members.