Cranbrook & Sissinghurst offer a harmonious blend of heritage architecture and natural beauty. Cranbrook’s medieval charm and well-preserved architecture transports visitors to a bygone era, while Sissinghurst Castle’s exquisite gardens provide a glimpse into a world of creativity and romance. If you’re seeking a tranquil escape that’s rich in heritage and allure, Cranbrook & Sissinghurst are the perfect place to base yourself to explore the surrounding area.
Nearby must-visit outdoor attractions include Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Go Ape tree top adventures and Bewl Water , the largest water reservoir in the Southeast, where you can enjoy water sports, cycling and walking. Continue your heritage discovery at Bayham Abbey and Scotney Castle (National Trust) near Lamberhurst or Hole Park near Tenterden. Approximately 35-minute drive from Cranbrook and Sissinghurst, you can explore Royal Tunbridge Wells, the Royal spa town of Kent. Promenade through the historic Pantiles, the colonnaded walkway filled with cafes, boutiques and sample the waters from the Chalybeate Spring. Royal Tunbridge Wells has an abundance of independent shops, boutiques and antique shops making it a unique shopping destination. Be sure to visit The Amelia Scott Cultural centre to learn how Tunbridge Wells became ‘Royal’ or take a free self-guided audio tour around the town.