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Hailsham Market Charter in 1252 and the only livestock market in the area.
Heathfield the infamous Jack Cade, leader of the Kentish rebellion in 1450 is buried in nearby Punnetts Town.
Or you can float away in a hot air balloon in Wadhurst; stroll with llamas, visit the village centres in Forest Row, Wadhurst or Fletching; or experience skiing all year round on the dry ski slope at Knockhatch Ski Park.
Dine out at our award winning restaurants, gastro-pubs and cafés, savour some of the best locally produced food in Sussex; visit one of the many farms and farm shops specialising in seasonal and foraged foods.
Why not try a tour of our fascinating reconstruction of an Anglo-Saxon building?
Come and discover rescued rural buildings set in a beautiful landscape, which tell the stories of the people who lived and worked in them over 1,000 years.
Attractive villages offer the visitor a warm welcome and you will see a wealth of historic timber-framed, flint and thatched buildings, so typical of the South East of England.
With over 85 attractions to choose from a day might not be long enough!
Download our comprehensive 2018 guide to visitor attractions in the area.
A profusion of local craftsmen, artists and writers have found inspiration here and you can visit the homes of some of England’s finest writers including Rudyard Kipling, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Virginia Woolf.
In addition, Lee Miller and Roland Penrose moved to Farley Farm House.