For a taste of the grandeur of past times, enjoy the prestigious Tudor buildings at Penshurst Place (often used in blockbuster films!); the spectacular displays of tulips and roses all around the beautiful beamed house at Pashley Manor, and a fairy tale moat at Scotney Castle.
Groombridge Place too has been used in a number of filming sets including Pride and Prejudice, *swoon*!
Only a short drive from the centre of Tunbridge Wells lies the Salomon Estate where you can stay the night and dine in the restaurant. This Victorian house with glorious gardens and museum is an absorbing lesser known attraction that tells the story of three generations of the Salomon family. Did you know they were one of the first families to have electric lighting in England? Come and explore the science theatre too!
Chiddingstone Castle is a fascinating historic house which has evolved since Tudor times. With its galleried, oak panelled Great Hall and other stately rooms housing the internationally renowned collections of Ancient Egyptian antiquities, Japanese Art and Craft, Royal Stuart and Jacobite memorabilia as well as antique books.