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The town has become known as a centre for hikers and walkers who use it as a starting point when setting off along the South Downs.


Ovenden’s Mill – Fully working windmill (restored)
Drusilla’s Zoo Park – About 4 miles west of the town along the A27.
Cuckoo Trail – A hiking trail that passes through the town.


Road – Polegate lies on the A22 (London to Eastbourne road) and also the A27 (the South Coast Trunk Road)
Rail – The town has a railway station on the line between Hastings and Brighton.

Brief History

The town began as a small settlement of monks in the 13th century. It did not start to properly develop as a town until the railway arrived in the 1840’s.

Famous People

David Dimbleby – TV and radio broadcaster
Dennis Healey (Baron Healey) – Labour politician (lives at nearby Alfriston)

Approximate Population

Approximately 8,021 in 2007

Nearest Tourist Information Centre

Cornfield Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 4QL
Tel: +44 (0) 1323 411 400

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