Wadhurst: The quaint market town named one of the best places to live in Sussex.

There are forty six areas of outstanding natural beauty in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and each one is special.

The Southeast of England is home to some stunning AONB’s and The High Weald is a special one for all number of reasons. Pretty villages and towns nestle within dense woodland and discovering charming High Streets such as Wadhurst’s is always a joy.

This picturesque heart of Wadhurst is home to the twelfth century tower (and the rest of) of St Peter and St Paul Church. On your way to visit it you’ll pass some charming coffee and cake options  and possibly stop and browse for a book in a true book store.

This small market town on the Kent/Sussex border, just seven miles from Tunbridge Wells (9 minutes by train)and is both characterful and commuter-friendly, it’s close to the coast (40 minutes to Hastings, 45 to the legendary Camber Sands) and has a lovely mix of the old and the new lining its high street.

London Bridge can be reached by train in as little as 52 minutes.

Striking Wadhurst Castle is a wedding venue that will provide a stunning backdrop.

On the third Saturday of each month a Farmers Market and Craft Fair is held outside and inside The Commemoration Hall.

Nearby is Bewl Water, ‘a family-friendly country park for adventures on and off the lake’. National Trust properties Bodiam Castle and Bateman’s are also within a few miles. Start searching and you discover endless treasures around the area, so many things to occupy you.

Visit Wadhurst and you’ll see why ‘Muddy Stilettoes’ placed it with the top 8 places to live in Sussex.



Barnett’s Independent Book Seller

St Peter and St Paul Church History

Wadhurst Farmers Market (Facebook page)

The High Weald AONB

Wadhurst Train Station

Muddy Stilettoes – Best Places to Live in Sussex

Wadhurst History Society

Wadhurst Castle

Wadhurst Parish Council

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