Located on the border of Surrey in West Sussex, Crawley is a vibrant town which has an urban area of 18 sq miles. It is different from the other towns of West Sussex in the sense that it reflects the wooded and green nature of a hamlet. City dwellers can take cheap flights to Crawley for enjoying a few days of calm and quietness. There is a series of residential neighbourhoods around the town and a shopping centre at its heart.
With open spaces and parks, Crawley is equipped with leisure opportunities galore. The town can also be referred to as a green town, offering the perfect opportunity to refresh and rejuvenate your city-tossed brain.
However, apart from simply relaxing in one of the hotels in Crawley, if you wish to roam around, you will be happy to know that there are plenty of attractions. One of them is Saint Hill Manor. Situated on the fringes of East Grinstead, Saint Hill Manor is one of the finest eighteenth century sandstone structures that you can find in Sussex. Also, it is one of the few sites that welcome tourists even during the months of winter and autumn.
Sprawling across an area of 150 acres, Borde Hill Garden is stunning and botanically rich. Its fine woodland, lakes, parkland, mesmerizing views of Sussex High Weald and ‘living garden rooms’ are sheer delight to tourists.
Take cheap flights to Crawley to witness High Beeches Gardens, an exquisite piece of 20th century landscaped woodland garden. This is a Grade II site under the English Heritage register of gardens and parks. Its 20 acres of space is full of beautiful landscape and varied flora.
The Great Dixter House stands on a garden that is famous as the best specimen of the plantsmanship of the English. The original house was built in the 15th century and was acquired by Nathaniel Lloyd, a rich businessman in the year 1909.
Leonardslee lakes and gardens is yet another site of spectacular beauty, adorned with azaleas, rhododendrons, woodland setting, lakes etc.
The town is popular in the world of tourism for its natural beauty and charm. A visit to Crawley is sure to recharge you for your life in the city.