Welcome to the official Tourist Information website for the Tunbridge Wells borough, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Garden of England.
EXPLORE TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Nestled between Sandhurst and Cranbrook, the village is in the heart of the rural Garden of England and an experience to be enjoyed at leisure.
The Flower of Kent was the name of the London-bound stagecoach that galloped back and forth from Brenchley, three times a week in 1823.
With famous attractions nearby, plenty of accommodation and events running throughout the year, Cranbrook in the Weald of Kent is the ideal destination for both a short break or long vacation.
The village and, in particular the historic 14th century tower at St Mary’s Church, commands wonderful views over the Kent countryside.
Hawkhurst is really two villages in one – the tranquil settlement in the oldest part known as The Moor, and a pretty shopping area complete with hanging baskets and a covered walkway at Highgate.
For such a tiny village in the middle of one of the most rural parts of the Weald of Kent, Horsmonden has a huge history.
In the main street is a portion of the early railings of St Paul’s Cathedral, made in the village in 1710 and returned to the village in 1976.
Siegfried Sassoon, the famous World War I poet, was born and grew up in Matfield.
Hop pickers used to come on their annual summer ‘holiday’ to this area and spent the summer in the surrounding fields.
A village with two centres, one developed around Toad Rock in the 1800s, the Victorian era, as a summer holiday resort.
A charming white clapboard rural Wealden village and home to the 2014 Kent Tea Shop of the Year.
For horticultural hobbyists and garden groupies it is a stalwart on the garden tours of the Garden of England!
Since 1639, the Cavaliers have stayed at Southborough lodgings in order to partake of the waters at the Chalybeate Spring!
Original birth place of the Speldhurst Sausage, these delicious little lovelies are now made in nearby Eridge.
The practice of drinking from natural springs for health reasons dates back to Roman times.
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