Burwash is a rural village and civil parish in the Rother district of East Sussex, England. Situated in the High Weald of Sussex some 15 miles inland from the port of Hastings, it is located five miles south-west of Hurst Green, on the A265 road, and on the River Dudwell, a tributary of the River Rother. In an area steeped in history, some nine miles to the south-east lies Battle Abbey and eight miles to the east is Bodiam Castle. Its main claim to fame is that for half of his life Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) lived in the village at Bateman's. Kipling used the house's setting and the wider local area as the setting for many of his stories in Puck of Pook's Hill and the sequel Rewards and Fairies, and there is a Kipling room at "The Bear" public house, one of two pubs located along Burwash High Street.
Burwash has a population of over 2,713 people.