Groombridge Place is closed for refurbishment. Coming soon... The Pig Hotel!
You can still admire the grounds and moated house, accessible via the Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk or Spa Valley Railway. Spot the heritage Spa Valley Railway engines and carriages snaking their way through the Wealden countryside.
The moated manor house itself was rebuilt in 1662 by Philip Packer when Charles II ruled to replace a medieval building that can be traced back to 1230. It is no surprise that it was the set for Pride and Prejudice as well as the backdop for the final Sherlock Holmes book. The Estate offers the perfect backdrop for this mystery thriller where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used to visit his friends who owned the property in the late 1800s on a regular basis.