Stonegate train station offers its passengers diverse destination options ranging from the bright lights of London to the historically significant attractions and seaside of East Sussex and Kent. Dating back to 1851 – almost as far as the UK's railway history goes – this station is served by Southeastern trains and runs hourly services to each of its destination possibilities. Stonegate train station is actually located a mile away from Stonegate village so there are no facilities or amenities within easy walking distance but local buses run directly from the station. About 3 km away can be found the 17th century Bateman's which was once home to Rudyard Kipling and is today a museum filled with his personal possessions. Also close by are the fountain-, pond- and tree-filled Pashley Manor Gardens.
A 33 minute journey by train from Stonegate station delivers passengers to the picturesque fishing port of Hastings with its Old Town full of cobblestone streets lined with tea rooms, antique shops and historic buildings. Visit the beach hut-located Jerwood Gallery or take a tour of the seafront-situated Hastings Castle ruins. Alternatively hop aboard the Victorian funicular railway – the UK's steepest - for far-reaching coastal views. Closer still is Battle – just 16 minutes by train. Explore the actual site of the 1066 battle and wander in the free-to-enter Battle Museum or majestic Battle Abbey ruins. Another seaside destination is 29 minutes by train – St Leonard's, a quaint coastal town which was once the stomping ground of the rich. Heading 15 minutes north from Stonegate railway station can be found the historic spa town of Tunbridge Wells, much loved by Queen Victoria while a journey time of 1 hour and 11 minutes brings passengers to London Charing Cross.
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