Walking tour of Royal Tunbridge Wells Walking tour of Royal Tunbridge Wells At the Chalybeate Spring with Martha At the Chalybeate Spring with Martha Family in Tudeley Woods Family in Tudeley Woods Walking through the Pantiles Walking through the Pantiles

Our one-hour guided walking tours will take you through the Pantiles and the historic heart of the town.

You will discover its 400-year history and hear about the many famous visitors – from Queen Anne and Queen Victoria to Samuel Pepys – who made Tunbridge Wells the place in which to see and be seen!

The guides bring the stories and the history fully to life and are highly recommended.

Guided walks can be organised for groups through the Tunbridge Wells Tourist Information Centre.

All tours are conducted by a fully qualified Blue Badge Guide (Tourist Board accredited) and often start and finish at the Tourist Information Centre in the Pantiles. We would be happy to arrange a guided tour on a day, at a time and relevant start/finish locations to suit you.

Read a Guide’s blog ‘Tales from a Tunbridge Wells Blue Badge Guide’ to get an insider’s view!

Royal Spa Town and Country House Tour

Please check with the Tourist Information Centre for the latest situation regarding the availablility of these tours.

Why not extend your day and combine a guided walking tour of Royal Tunbridge Wells with a visit to Penshurst Place and Gardens one of England’s great houses.

Set within the High Weald this historic House and estate has been standing for more than six centuries. Penshurst Place which once belonged to Henry VIII has been the ancestral home of the Sidney family since 1552.

Today visitors can visit the House including the magnificent Baron’s Hall built in 1341, the historic walled gardens dating back to 1346, there are 11 acres of garden “rooms” to explore, the Toy Museum and the magnificent parkland.

The Garden Restaurant serves superb lunches and cream teas (pre booking recommended). The Gift shop and Porcupine Pantry café are both open daily.

To make the most of your visit to Penshurst Place & Gardens we suggest that you allow three hours to visit the House and Gardens.

Please note that the price does not include travel to Penshurst Place and refreshments /meals. There is ample free coach parking. The price is based on a minimum group size of 20 people. With groups of less than 20, the price per person will increase accordingly.

Contact the Tourist Information Centre for details

Self Guided Walking Trail

Free audio walking trail app ‘Tales of Tunbridge Wells’As well as the free audio app, you can take a wander round Royal Tunbridge Wells at your leisure with the guidance of the Heritage Walking Trail leaflet, follow the claret coloured plaques and see the best bits!

Download the leaflet from our Download Brochure page and take your time stopping off at the inviting cafes, shops and restaurants along the way.

If Mount Pleasant Road is too much of a climb, you can always hop on a bus to drop you off and return back down the hill later if you wish.