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An ideal centre for those interested in a wide range of activities including natural history, historical sites or walking.


Bewl Water – Largest stretch of inland water in the south east. It features include sailing, canoeing, fishing and rowing.
Pashley Manor Gardens at nearby Ticehurst.
Bedgebury National Pinetum
Bayham Abbey
Scotney Castle


Road – Wadhurst lies on the crossroads of the B2100 and the B2099 road which joins the A21(London to Hastings road) at Flimwell about 5½ miles to the east. Rail – the railway station is about 1½ miles north west of the town and is on the Charing Cross to Hastings line.

Brief History

An Old Saxon tribe called “the Wada” made their homes here in the 7th or 8th century. Henry III granted Wadhurst a charter to hold a market in the town. There was a thriving iron industry in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. In 1863 the last bare-knuckled fight took place in England at Sparrows Green in the town.

Famous People

Davina McCall – TV presenter has a house in Wadhurst
Hans Rausing – Former owner of Tetra Lavel (Tetra Pak)

Approximate Population

The population is 4818 (2007 figures)

Nearest Tourist Information Centre

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

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