You must try to visit when the October Apple Carnival is on.
The streets are closed off to vehicles and lively local festivities showcase local produce and local talent.
The two yearly Literature Festival held at the end of September for two days is a splendid success attracting the likes of Gyles Brandreth, Sarah Raven, Julian Clary, Vanessa Nicolson (Vita Sackville-West’s granddaughter), and children’s writers Brian Moses, Ali Sparkes and Dave McKean.
Look out for all this in the coming year in our Events page.
More live entertainment can be sought out at the Queens Hall Theatre. This company has a refreshing perspective since it is off the mainstream trail.
The George Hotel on the corner of the High Street puts on occasional live music, jazz, folk or rock.
One can dine and stay plus you’ll be in Royal quarters as Elizabeth I deigned to visit in 1573!
If you decide to stay in a hotel in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Cranbrook is a pleasant 40 minutes’ drive or bus ride away.
However, do not dismiss the welcome from the Bed and Breakfast accommodation. Located in idyllic spots for enjoying the tranquility of the countryside, not to mention the tasty breakfasts and advice from your local host, spoil yourself with the comfort of a B&B.
You can find out more details about Cranbrook and the surrounding area by downloading a copy of the leaflets ‘Cranbrook Shopping & Heritage’ and ‘In and Around Cranbook’. Also check out the local website Visit Cranbrook and Sisssinghurst.
Try before you buy, as they say, and take a virtual tour of Cranbrook by clicking on the video below: