With a population of around 2,000, Ardingly is surrounded by woodland and beautiful countryside, of which over half is protected.
There’s a traditional High Street where you will find pretty cottages and characterful old inns, including Oak Inn, a 17th century bar and restaurant that is said to be haunted!
In 1330 The Church of St Peter was built, and it was joined by Ardingly’s second church in 1886 – the Congregational Church. Today, it is the only church of its type still operating in mid-Sussex.
Families in particular appreciate the high-level of schooling in Ardingly, with a respected primary school as well as Ardingly College, a top independent day and boarding co-educations school that features in the top 10 global IB rankings and was a top 50 school for A Levels in the Telegraph league table in 2019.
Another key driver for visitors to Ardingly is the South of England showground, a vibrant 150-acre estate that is home to the famous South of England Show, as well as to major events and concerts each year.