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Amazing engineering

Living only 12 miles from the Ouse Valley Viaduct (or Balcombe Viaduct as we know it), we have seen... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MrsMichy
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London, United Kingdom
Incredible Victorian Engineering

Considering there is a london to Brighton train approx each 15 minutes the engineering is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
foxoz1
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Ipswich, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living only 12 miles from the Ouse Valley Viaduct (or Balcombe Viaduct as we know it), we have seen it from afar on numerous occasions, but today we stopped to take a proper look. Parking is never easy. If you are lucky you can pull...More

Thank MrsMichy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Considering there is a london to Brighton train approx each 15 minutes the engineering is a testament to the Victorian engineers and builders.

Thank foxoz1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing price of Victorian engineering, it's definatley worth a look and a great place to have a picnic and just take it in.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 10 August 2018

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
Reviewed 9 August 2018

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
Reviewed 1 August 2018

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
Reviewed 29 July 2018 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
Reviewed 29 July 2018

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

Thank NJT_13
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
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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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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Response from LawranceTraveller | 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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