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Tourism

The village is an ideal base for visiting the many houses and gardens in the area.


Attractions

Robertsbridge Aviation Museum – Open on special days during the year.
Pashley Manor Gardens at nearby Ticehurst. Bodiam Castle – Complete with a moat. Great Dixter at nearby Northiam.


Transport

Road – The village is situated on the A21, the trunk road from London to Hastings.
Rail – Robertsbridge station is on the London to Hastings main line.


Brief History

A Cistercian abbey was founded here in around 1176 by Abbot Robert De St Martin. The abbey itself was lost in the “Dissolution of the Monasteries” in 1538, but the village continued to thrive. A revenue officer was shot and killed, just to the north of the village, in 1740 by the notorious “Hawkhurst Gang” well known in the area as a group of smugglers.


Famous People

Harry Andrews – Film and TV actor
Hilaire Belloc – Poet and Novelist
Malcolm Muggeridge – Broadcaster and journalist
Edward Woodward – Film and TV actor


Approximate Population

Approximately 2,588 in 2007


Nearest Tourist Information Centre

Battle
88 High Street, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0AQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1424 773 721


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