Next guided tour: each Wednesday, Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday  from Wednesday 23 June until Wednesday 29 September 2021, subject to Covid restrictions (tbc). Please book ahead by telephone.

We'll be opening up gradually from this June, initially welcoming visitors to enjoy a parkland stroll or picnic from 2 June (every Wednesday and Saturday, 11.30am – 5.30pm) then from 23 June – restrictions permitting – resuming our 2pm, Weds/Sats/BH Mondays guided tour of the house as normal.

Please note: the parkland comprises ancient meadowland and has no formal paths, so is unsuitable for wheelchair/pushchairs. Sturdy footwear or wellies recommended. Dogs with well-behaved owners welcome, on leads (the dogs, that is). Our tearoom won't be available until after 21 June.

Hammerwood Park has been open to the public since April 1983.

We are open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Bank Holidays from 1 June until the end of September. The tour starts at 2:05 p.m. and lasts approximately an hour and a half. Please arrive by 2 p.m. Tea and cake follows in the Elgin Room.

The garden will be open from 11 a.m. Dogs and picnics are welcome - but please take any rubbish with you. The steps can be slippery, particularly after wet weather, so please wear sturdy footwear .

  • Adults: £9
  • Children/students: free

All proceeds go towards the maintenance of the house. Private visits may be arranged at other times and school visits are welcome. Visiting by coaches of more than 20 seats is limited but possible – please contact us.



By car

Hammerwood can be found 3.5 miles east of East Grinstead, or 10 miles west of Tunbridge Wells, on the A264 (Holtye Road). Hammerwood Park is clearly signposted; once you have turned off the A road, continue down the village lane and past the pond, up the hill. You will then pass a cricket pitch on your left; the right turn to the house is signposted after 200yds.

Satellite navigation systems typically include Hammerwood Park as a place of interest; avoid using only the postcode as this will only take you as far as the middle of the village (and not beyond). Click here for Google Maps directions from your location to Hammerwood Park.

By public transport

The nearest railway stations are:

  • Cowden (London Bridge from 42mins; Uckfield from 20mins) and
  • Dormans (London Victoria from 55mins).

Each is a ten minute drive from Hammerwood, or a 2h15m/1h50m walk respectively on public footpaths (bring stout footwear). Neither station has a taxi rank, so book your taxi by telephone in advance. We recommend Forest Cars (01342 822228) or Western Cars (01342 300000). If walking, take care when crossing the A264 and avoid routes which include it; it is not suitable for walkers.

Additionally, the Bluebell Railway now runs a regular steam service from Sheffield Park (near Haywards Heath) and Horsted Keynes to East Grinstead.

There is no bus service to/from Hammerwood, but buses from across the South East call at East Grinstead (whence it is possible to get a taxi in the manner described above) and Holtye (from which it is possible to walk using public footpaths in approximately 1h20m; bring suitable footwear and avoid the A264). Traveline South East has details of available services.

Hammerwood, East Sussex

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