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A suitable starting point for visiting the Ashdown Forest and the country parks in the area.


Attractions

Forest Row Llama Park
Forest Way Country Park
Broadstone Warren Scout Site & Activity Centre
Standen – Victorian family home (open to the public) National Trust
Weir Wood Reservoir – Sailing centre, bird-watching and nature reserve


Transport

Road – Forest Row is on the A22, the trunk road from London to Eastbourne.


Brief History

Sometime between 6000 and 2300BC, in the period of the Middle Stone Age, the area of Weir Wood Reservoir was visited by hunter-gatherers as stone tools have been found. There is evidence of people settling in the area at that time. The Romans used the site as ironworks in the period between 70 and 210AD. A row of hunting lodges was built on the edge of the Ashdown Forest in early medieval times for the king and his nobles. The village then grew from this beginning. In 1631 the first mansion was built at Brambletye for the local MP, Sir Henry Compton.


Famous People

Ben Elton – Author and comedian
David Gilmour – Guitarist, singer and songwriter with the rock band Pink Floyd.
Richard Jones – Bassist with the band Feeling (married Sophie Ellis-Bextor)


Approximate Population

The village had a population of 5054 in 2007


Nearest Tourist Information Centre

Lewes 187 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2DE
Tel: +44 (0) 1273 483448
Email: lewestic@lewes.go.uk


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