Discover the insider’s fascinating stories of well known sites in the region through a further delight at this time of year via the Heritage Open Days on from 10-19 September 2021.

Take this unique opportunity to explore historical properties sharing behind the scenes peeks free of charge. This includes a guided walk round the Grosvenor and Hilbert Park, where the park’s wetland, flower-rich grassland, and ancient woodland still support a wide range of flowering plants, butterflies, dragonflies, bees and other creatures, some of them nationally scarce.

We have two self-led walking tours for the town which can open up this glorious world to you even more. Download the app for the Tales of Tunbridge Wells audio tour for free from your usual app store.

Alternatively The Heritage Walking Trail leaflet is available to download and thus explore our historical sights and attractions.

For instance, Winnie the Pooh used to go to church in Royal Tunbridge Wells!
The Corn Exchange used to host famous Shakespearean actors.
And in the 1600s, one of the smallest villages in the borough used to be one of the most important internationally thanks to guns!
Search out more curiosities like the ‘Cold Bath’, medieval woodlands and ‘pan tiles’!

Exciting events are still on including the Cranbrook Literature Festival, the 14th Cranbrook Apple Fayre, the Puppetry Festival and the Hole Park Napoleonic War Re-enactment Weekend. Museums and theatres are now all open to take advantage of especially if it is a bit damp or cold.

church of King Charles the Martyr
Cranbrook museum