It is served by the London & South-Western and the London, Brighton & South Coast railways, and on the racecourse on the neighbouring Downs there is a station (Tattenham Corner) of the South-Eastern & Chatham railway.
There are parks on the east and west of the town, and a new racecourse (1887) replaces that formerly on the site of the west park.
The racecourse, which lies south-west of the town, has a full extent of 4 m., but is divided into various lengths to suit the different races.
Adjacent are the parade ground and racecourse and the golf-links.
Or more above the sea, and sometimes level as a racecourse, spread out on all sides.