Polegate is a small town (population – 8000) within the Wealden District Council area of East Sussex. It is situated 5 miles north from the centre of Eastbourne, on the Sussex Coast, and 4 miles south from the ancient market town of Hailsham and lies at the junction of the busy A22 main Eastbourne to London Road, and the A27 Folkestone to Honiton Trunk Road.
By road London is 60 miles to the north directly on the A22 or via Lewes and the new Brighton Bypass (A27) and then north on the A23/M23.
By rail an hourly service takes approximately 78 minutes.
Apart from the railway Polegate is easily accessible by bus, as services from Eastbourne to Hailsham, East Grinstead, Uckfield, Heathfield and Tunbridge Wells all pass through. In addition local buses serving the main shopping areas also come through Polegate.
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