Tunbridge Wells Borough Travel Trade Information for 2023

Need to know

Contact Address

Town Hall, Civic Way, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1RS

Location Type

A Royal Spa town, rural villages, countryside in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. High concentration of Historic Houses, Castles and Gardens.

Distance from London

54 min from Charing Cross Station

Trade Information

Suitable for couples, groups of friends, families

Best for:  Nature and history lovers as well as foodies

Who to know

For Travel Trade enquires please contact us at the address below:

Sarah-Louise Koessler


Good to know

Best Time of Year To Visit

We are a year-round destination.

Seasonal Highlights:

Spring/Summer – Historic Houses and Gardens, walking and festivals

Autumn/Winter – Walking, foodie experiences, Christmas in Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Duration of Visit

From a weekend escape to a 1 week long exploration of the area and attractions.

Coach parking

Royal Tunbridge Wells

Coach parking: London Road- What3Words: Float.flock.solar

Drop-off: Linden Park Road

Hotels & Boutique Inns

Hotel du Vin, Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells Hotel, One Warwick Park, Salomon’s Estate Cottages, The George Hotel. Mount Edgecumbe, The Milk House, The Queen’s Inn, The Goudhurst Inn, The Star and Eagle.

Good to know


Scotney Castle, Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens, Spa Valley Railway, High Rocks, Groombridge Place and Enchanted Gardens, Bayham Abbey, Cranbrook Museum, The Amelia Scott, Union Mill Cranbrook, Go Ape, Salomon’s Estate.

Points of interest

The Pantiles, Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Bewl Water, Cranbrook Medieval Town, Dunorlan Park.

Annual events

Jazz on the Pantiles, Black Deer Festival, The Puppetry Festival, SKATE, Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival, Mela, The Pantiles Gin Festival, The Tunbridge Wells Food & Drink Festival, The Spa Valley Railway -Beer Festival, Pub in the Park.

Our Destination is ideal for:

Couples and Families, groups.

Key interests: Foodie experiences, History and garden lovers, outdoor adventures, walking, cycling, slow tourism and sustainability.

Did you know?

Don’t miss!

With most of the region designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and dotted with ancient churches and oast houses, there is plenty of opportunity to soak up the English rural scenery which inspired greats such as Thackeray, EM Forster, Chagall and Tattershall Dodd.

The area also has the highest concentration of Historic Houses and Castles than any other area in England with famous gardens like the National Trust’s Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens.

Interesting local facts

Queen Victoria enjoyed donkey riding on the Commons when she holidayed in Royal Tunbridge Wells as a child.

Amelia Scott was a social reformer and campaigner for women’s suffrage. She lived and worked in Tunbridge Wells. Much of Amelia’s social activism focused on the needs of young, working-class women and mothers.

The clock mechanism from the Parish Church of St Dunstan in Cranbrook was the prototype for Big Ben and the organ contains parts originally designed for use at The Crystal Palace.

Hospitality Information for the Travel Trade

Tunbridge Wells is growing as a foodie destination please see below information about group bookings, and recommendation for couples, food festivals and places to sample our delicious local produce.

Group information for the Travel Trade

Royal Tunbridge Wells

The Tunbridge Wells Hotel (max 50)

Brasserie One (Max 20)

Bill’s (max 40)

The White Bear (max 20 or 40 with early booking)

The Orangery (8 per table)


The Beacon (8 per table or 2 rooms)

High Rocks (max 20)


The Chequers (max 50 people)

The Vineyard (14 per table)


The George Hotel (10+)

Kypseli (deposit for more than 7)


The Milk House (9 per table)


The Goudhurst Inn (150 people)

Wine, Cocktails & Craft Beer

Royal Tunbridge Wells

Geography, The Wine Room, The Ivy, Soprano, The Glass House, Fuggles Beer Cafe


Cellar Head Brewery


Ale House


The Halfway House

A selection of eateries, perfect for couples

Royal Tunbridge Wells


La Follia

The Wine Rooms

Th Ivy Tunbridge Wells

Coco Retro

Bocca Social

The White Bear



The Warren


The Square Peg


Tallow – Chef Table


The Beacon


The Chequers

The Vineyard


The George Hotel



The Milk House

Farm to table


Water Lane, Walled Gardens


The Small Holding Farm and Kitchen

Afternoon Tea

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Brasserie One


Salomons Estate

Food Festivals

Royal Tunbridge Wells

Pantiles Food Festival

Pantiles Gin Festival

TW Food & Drinks Fest.

Pub in the Park

Transport to and around Tunbridge Wells

Getting here

Tunbridge Wells is well situated less than 1 hour from London, 45 minutes from Gatwick and 1h from Heathrow airport.  For more information about getting here and around as well as coach parking, please click here.

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