Crowborough station opened in the 1860s, on the line between Brighton and Tunbridge Wells. The town isn't as small and rural as it used to be, but all around it are the gentle hills and woodlands of Kent's High Weald - so train passengers can still enjoy beautiful countryside views on the way in. Services to Crowborough station today travel on the Oxted line, with regular services to London Bridge via Oxted and South Croydon to the north, and Uckfield to the south.
The railway station is located to the southeast of the town centre in Jarvis Brook. To reach the pleasant main shopping area around The Broadway and High Street, it's a thirty-minute walk or a fifteen-minute bus ride straight up Crowborough Hill. Stretching away to the west of Crowborough is Ashdown Forest, the largest public access space in southeast England and home to A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh stories.