Falmer is a small village and civil parish in the Lewes District of East Sussex, lying between Brighton and Lewes, approximately five miles north-east of the former. The word ‘Falmer’ is taken from the Anglo Saxon word meaning fountain of youth, and the village is twinned with Laslea in Transylvania. It is the home of The National Pale Ale Society and The Sooty and Sweep Museum.
Falmer Railway Station, dated from 1846, is operated by Southern and lies on the East Coastway Line. 80,430 passengers use the station every four weeks., which serves the village of Falmer as well as the University of Sussex campus and the University of Brighton Falmer Campus. It is also intended to serve Falmer Stadium, the new home of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C planned for Falmer (due to open August 2011). The buildings on the down (eastbound) platform side include a well-preserved, unusual example of a signal-box.