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Ouse Valley Viaduct

Bordehill Lane, Haywards Heath, England
+44 7786 338615
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A spectacular viaduct over the river Ouse on the Brighton to London line, limited parking and be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ade1905
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Hastings, United Kingdom
Still a great surprise when it pops into view

We are usually travelling southwards heading to Borde Hill, when the viaduct suddenly comes into... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dace520
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Redhill, United Kingdom
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Bordehill Lane, Haywards Heath, England
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+44 7786 338615
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"million bricks"
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"victorian architecture"
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"railway line"
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"photo opportunity"
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"amazing structure"
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"photo shoot"
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"great photos"
in 2 reviews
"limited parking"
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"awe inspiring"
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"drive past"
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"architectural gem"
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"main london"
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"civil engineering"
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"trains pass"
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"brick arches"
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"borde hill"
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"from afar"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A spectacular viaduct over the river Ouse on the Brighton to London line, limited parking and be careful. Nice field for a picnic but when you get under the viaduct what a view a true testament to engineering, take your camera.

Thank Ade1905
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are usually travelling southwards heading to Borde Hill, when the viaduct suddenly comes into view. Magnificent. Like others before us, thoughts turn to how the men built this great structure brick by brick. Always slow down to admire it. Sometimes, when the road is...More

Thank dace520
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter says I'm obsessed with viaducts, but what an amazing sight! I could see it from Borde Hill gardens when I visited, way in the distance. I had the pleasure of being able to drive past, slowly as no-one was behind me, and marvel...More

Thank mrsbsouthend
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing structure and it’s such a beautiful sight to see. We watched the trains pass over a few times and I bet those in the train do not realise what is under the wheels. What a thought, this was built before computers...More

Thank Sprite C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing piece of civil engineering and a superb photo opportunity. Ignore people saying you have to climb over a gate - you don't (and shouldn't). There is a footpath across the field from a few yards north of the layby. It was designed by John...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

...But failing this park in one of the lay-bys and walk across the meadow to the northern end of the viaduct.What a magnificent example of decorative Victorian brickwork this is! ....perhaps unequalled anywhere else in the country.With a modern digital camera and a long telephoto...More

Thank _p_g_frayne2
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Can be seen from Balcombe road between Haywards heath and Balcombe village in all its glory. In great condition and quite dramatic view

Thank Ken A
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

It's still in use and an impressive amount of brickwork. View from Borde Hill Lane. it's clearly visable from the road and there is a gateway into the field for closer viewing.

Thank tezpil
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

If you are looking to practise your photographic ralenrs then this is tge perfect venue. There is a layby on the road where you can park - but not a lot of space. You will need to clmb over a gate and walk about 200...More

Thank dyneyboy
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

The Viaduct is to be seen from a nearby road and stands high above the surrounding countryside. Access to the Viaduct is not easy but then again seeing the structure from afar is possibly best.

Thank TraveloverLimassol
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Jane L
12 August 2017|
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Response from NJT_13 | Reviewed this property |
As it is a crop field dogs should be kept to the footpath
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Morgan J
30 December 2016|
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Response from benton b | Reviewed this property |
no you can just park up un the layby on the road next to it and walk through the field. it is public place.
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30 November 2016|
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Response from Floripano | Reviewed this property |
Not easy... you would really need a taxi out there. It is actually closer to Balcombe station, and if you are keen walkers you could work out a good route from there that took in the viaduct.
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