Escape the daily grind and unwind in the historic spa town of Kent, conveniently located just an hour’s train ride from London. Royal Tunbridge Wells lies amidst breathtaking countryside, nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This year we are finalist in the Britain in Bloom competition and it is no wonder! The town has many green spaces, parks and within a mere 5-minute walk from the town centre, the serene Tunbridge Wells Common offers green space for strolls , and picturesque views over the Happy Valley.

At the heart of the town lies The Pantiles, an iconic white colonnaded walkway that retains the charm of its Georgian heyday with unique shops and cafes. It’s also home to the original Chalybeate Spring, discovered in 1606, renowned for its health-giving properties, which made the town a fashionable destination. Summer evenings come alive with jazz bands playing on the bandstand on Thursday nights, and weekends offer an array of local artisanal delights at the market.

Food enthusiasts will delight in Royal Tunbridge Wells’ diverse culinary scene, from fine dining to charming tearooms with delightful homemade treats. For a unique twist on afternoon tea, hop aboard the Spa Valley Railway and enjoy a relaxing ride through the Kent countryside. The town’s abundance of independent shops and boutiques make it a must-visit shopping destination. Experience Tunbridge Wells’ rich culture at its many music venues and theatres, including The Forum, Trinity Theatre,  (in a historic former church), as well as the recently opened Amelia Scott cultural hub.

End your day in one of the town’s cosy hotels, ranging from the well-known Hotel du Vin to boutique gems like Mount Edgcumbe or the Beacon. Whether you seek relaxation, exploration, or cultural experiences, Royal Tunbridge Wells promises an unforgettable getaway.