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Haslett Ave East,
Crawley, RH10 1UA
England, UK

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Top 5 attractions in Crawley

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One of the biggest towns in West Sussex, Crawley has so much to offer. Despite what people may think, the town has dozens of attractions, including some of the best nature reserves, parks and outdoor spaces! To help you out on your trip, our budget hotel in Crawley has pulled together the top 5 attractions in Crawley. Read on for more...


Tilgate Park

A former country estate, with 2,000 acres of countryside, Tilgate Park serves as the perfect day out. Explore on woodland on foot, or navigate through trails and enjoy a walk to the lake. If you’re into watersports, or fancy rowing a boat across the lake, you can hire these out! There is also traces of the old estate, which has a show garden, maze and cafe and picnic area. The ideal family day out if you ask our budget hotel in Crawley!

Tilgate Park[photo credit: Let's go with the children]


A stunning Elizabethan house, surrounded by 500 acres of botanical gardens, Wakehurst is a must-visit attraction on your visit to Crawley. Managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and has collections of UK native plants, as well as exotic species. When you’ve exhausted yourself exploring the house and its gardens, enjoy a pitstop at one of three cafes!



Another stunning garden not too far from our budget hotel in Crawley is Nymans! Owned by The National Trust, the house and gardens have a fascinating history and look fantastic in all seasons. The garden has a rare and unusual plant collection and looks particularly stunning in autumn when the leaves turn golden brown. Head indoors and explore the intimate family home which once belonged to the Messel family.

Nymans House[photo credit: National Trust]

Tulleys Escape Rooms & Games

Do you have what it takes to escape? Put your jailbreaking skills to the test at Tulleys Escape Rooms! Get together with a group of friends or the family and unravel riddles, solve mysteries and crack codes to escape the room before time runs out! Tulleys has been ranked #2 in the world for escape rooms on TripAdvisor, so if that’s not enough to convince you, we don’t know what is!

Escape Room

The Hawth

Enjoy a night at The Hawth Theatre in Crawley. With one of the most diverse programmes of arts and performance, you’ll be sure to find a show that suits you, whether it be music, tribute act or play. If you visit in winter, you can also catch Crawley’s pantomime, a yearly event which features local stars. This year ‘Dick Whittington’ is set to hit the stage, starring Charlie Brooks, Gemma Hunt, David Ribi and favourites Michael J Batchelor and Richard Franks.

The Hawth[photo credit: Theatres Online]

There are many reasons to stay at the Holiday Inn Express Gatwick – Crawley. As well as its close proximity to Gatwick Airport, the hotel also provides a stay-and-fly offer and kids get to stay for free! Contact the hotel team now to check availability - or call 01293 525 523.

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Holiday Inn Express Gatwick Crawley Reviews



Absolutely fantastic hotel... Booked it as a package, a very economical package with Purple Parking via Holiday Extras on our way to California via Gatwick Airport. One of the cleanest, hassle free hotels I have ever stayed in and I completely, 100% will recommend them to anyone travelling via Gatwick and will certainly use this hotel again myself. Breakfast was awesome, just what we needed to set us up for our 10 hour flight.



Very comfortable stay. Breakfast very good and staff very attentive. Easy to find and great value for money. Very welcoming and nice quiet hotel. Staff great could not fault anything. Nice and handy for Gatwick.



We stayed here before our flight to Crete and got a Hotel & Parking package. It was easy to find, the staff were very efficient & friendly and we had a ground floor room, which was lovely & clean. Overall a nice relaxing stay before our trip, we would definitely stay again.



This hotel was lovely and had a lovely vibe as lots of the holiday customers were excited . The hotel staff were very chatty and friendly. We arrived at the hotel too late for food but were told we could get sandwiches made up. However, we were shattered so we didn't bother taking up this generous offer. Our room was lovely and had complementary free WiFi so the kids were happy. We left our car at the hotel for a week which was secure and looked after. When we returned at 2am the following week, the staff were just as lovely and helpful. We were very happy with the service and we look forward to doing it all again next year.



Just stayed in the Holiday Inn Express at Crawley before flying out of Gatwick Airport. We booked our stay via APH car parks. We had a really good stay and the hotel had nice, clean and modern rooms with a good comfy bed. We had the added bonus of a breakfast included & check in was nice and simple with overnight parking. Well worth it to be nice and fresh for the airport.


Buckie, Scotland

Stayed at Holiday Inn Express Crawley for 3 nights during an in-between London/Brighton break. The breakfast was good and had a variety of foods on offer. The hotel was very clean as were the bathroom/bedrooms!


Amsterdam, Netherlands

The hotel, the breakfast, the rooms, staff are great! Hotel is located near the centre of Crawley and offers various services! We were here with a large group and the service were great! Breakfast was fine and offered several things!



We stayed at Holiday Inn Express Crawley and paid for the Stay & Park package as we had an early flight the next day. I have stayed here on business before, however I forgot how good it was. Quick check in and everything was clean. We had dinner at the bar and the food was excellent, I could not fault a thing. Worth every penny!



We originally booked for one night but decided to extend our stay for another night. The staff were extremely helpful and only charged us the same rate for the second night as the first. The Hotel reception and lounge (where breakfast is) is lovely and modern. The rooms are clean and well designed and we couldn't hear any noise from the airport or roads. Breakfast was good and it wasn't too busy. Overall a nice hotel that's good value for money.


Cardiff, Wales

We picked this hotel again to park the car during our holiday and stay overnight when we got back as our flight did not arrive until early morning. 1st class service, excellent value and very helpful staff. Would highly recommend this hotel.

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