Plumpton and Plumpton GreenPlumpton and its neighbour Plumpton Green are most famous for their national hunt horse racing course and Plumpton College.
Plumpton College is a well known horticultural and agricultural college whose graduates have spread the good name of Plumpton far and wide and watched the village's reputation grow.
Plumpton RacecoursePlumpton Racecourse may not be among the first tier (or even the second tier) of British racecourses, but it is well enough liked - and people have been enjoying going to the races at Plumpton since 1884.
The big Plumpton debateThere's a heated debate among Trumpton experts as to whether Plumpton was Gordon Murray's inspiration for the children's TV series Trumpton. There is some compelling evidence that it is, despite the great man's reluctance to confirm that Plumpton was indeed the home of Windy Miller and the rest of the villagers. You can read more about the Plumpton - Trumpton debate here
Places of interest around PlumptonInteresting places in and around Plumpton include:
- Plumpton Place - an Elizabethan mansion house dating from 1568 which was remodelling by architectural great Sir Edwin Lutyens and which was once owned by Led Zep axeman Jimmy Page.
- The Clayton to Offham Escapment is a Site of Special Scientific Interest on the South Downs which runs south of Plumpton. The escarpment is noted for its chalk grassland habitat and strong numbers of breeding birds and flowering plants.
Plumpton travel notesPlumpton has a railway station which has trains from Lewes and London Victoria.
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Sunday January 19