Find out what makes Tunbridge Wells one of the most desirable places in the UK

Discover the prettiest English villages you could wish for and you will be delighted by their hospitable tranquillity and astounded by their grand historical contribution to British history and the colourful history of the town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.



Time out in Kent

Much of the area is in the High Weald, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and an attraction in itself along with the spectacular historic stately homes, landscaped gardens, castles, exceptional churches and other places of interest.

The adjoining villages to the Royal town of Rusthall, Southborough, and Speldhurst are equally attractive for many reasons not least of all through their historical contribution but also their own special events held each year.

The medieval market town of Cranbrook and picturesque villages such as BrenchleyBenendenGoudhurstHawkhurstHorsmondenLamberhurstMatfieldPaddock WoodSandhurst and Sissinghurst make pleasant stopping points on a tour of the Weald in West Kent.

If you’re wondering what ‘hurst’ means, it is an anglo-saxon term for a wooded hill, and there is still plenty of ancient woodland to walk through.

Al-Fresco Festival in Tunbridge Wells - photo by David Hodgkinson


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