Royal Tunbridge Wells, located just 30 miles south of London, is surrounded by glorious Kent countryside.
In Georgian times, this historic spa town gained a reputation as the place to see and be seen. Today visitors to Tunbridge Wells in Kent can enjoy a relaxing short break, taking part in outdoor activities, exploring the many gardens, castles and historic houses, shopping in Royal Tunbridge Wells, or by enjoying the wide selection of places to eat.
Nearby Points of Interest
- Salomons Centre (2 mi)
- Located in Kent and set in 36 acres of gardens, woodlands, rolling parklands & lakes, Salomons is an exclusive, secluded Kent conference & training venue. The impact of the outside world is minimal, yet Salomons is within minutes of Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge & Sevenoaks and only 50 minutes by train from London. The M25 is only a 15 minute car ride.
- Scotney Castle (10 mi)
- Scotney is not one but two houses. At the top of the hill is the new house, designed by Anthony Salvin in Elizabethan style and built in 1837 for Edward Hussey III, who took the ‘Picturesque’ style as his inspiration. At the bottom of the valley are the romantic ruins of a medieval castle and moat. This is the focal point of the celebrated gardens featuring spectacular displays of rhododendrons, azaleas and kalmia in May/June with trees and shrubs providing autumnal colour.
- Penshurst Place (4.5 mi)
- Penshurst Place has been owned by the Sidney family since 1552; after passing through the hands of two of Henry IV's sons, then the Dukes of Buckingham, followed by, on the beheading of 3rd Duke of Buckingham, becoming the property of the Crown during the reign of Henry VIII - with documentation Henry used it as a hunting lodge. Penshurst Place estate was then gifted by Edward VI to his loyal steward and tutor, Sir William Sidney.
- Chiddingstone Castle (9 mi)
- The history of Chiddingstone Castle can be traced back to the early 1500s, and during its life, the castle has undergone a number of architectural changes and has been owned and lived in by an eclectic mix of people and families.The early timber-framed Tudor dwelling, inhabited by the Streatfeild family, was first replaced and partly transformed into High Street House in the 1670s. The building went through another transformation during the early 1800s.
- Hever Castle (10 mi)
- We are sure that you’ll find lots to see and do in the castle and gardens and within these pages you will see everything you need to plan your visit from opening times, prices and access details to shopping and where to eat or drink.To allow enough time to enjoy all Hever Castle and Gardens has to offer, we suggest you allow about 4 ½ hours for your visit.
- Rock Climbing (4 mi)
- Harrison's Rocks is situated on the Kent / Sussex border about one & a half km south of village of Groombridge.
- Nevill Golf Club (4 mi)
- Founded in 1914 and with over 800 members, Nevill Golf Club is well placed on the Southern edge of Tunbridge Wells and has a magnificent view south from the verandah of the clubhouse over the well wooded slopes of Bayham and Frant. The course is exceptionally enjoyable and challenging at the same time and, from its tips, can stretch to nearly 6,500-yards.
Many holes are memorable, but surely the 10th and 11th, back-to-back par fives, stand out for most people.
- Tunbridge Wells Golf Club (1 mi)
- Tunbridge Wells Golf Club is located in England’s Garden County of Kent. It was established in 1889.The course was designed by the Victorians with stunning views which it still maintains today.The course is designed for both novice and established golfers who can enjoy a game on the 9 hole course or make it 18 holes by playing the nine holes from different tees.The club offers various types of membership to suit all, including Corporate, Country and Overseas and welcomes visitors.
- Bewl Water (12 mi)
- Bewl Water is the largest inland water in the southeast. With a perimeter of 17 miles, the reservoir lies in a gentle valley within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between the villages of Lamberhurst, Wadhurst and Ticehurst.Activities available are: Walking, Cycling, Horse Riding, Fishing, Canoeing, Sailing, Scuba Diving and more.
- War and Peace Show (10 mi)
- Visit The World's Largest Military Spectacular at The Hop Farm!
Now in its 30th year, The War and Peace Show offers a diverse fun-packed programme to keep you entertained for a whole day or even a week!Date Start: 18 July 2012
Date End: 22 July 2012
- The Hop Farm Music Festival (10 mi)
- The Hop Farm Music Festival is a truly unique experience, exclusively themed as an event totally free of ticket registration, with no VIP areas, no branding, no sponsorship. The festival offers an experience of boutique camping, quality food and traditional ales, with some of the best artists playing for your entertainment.
It is a festival for festival-goers, returning live music to its roots.Start Date: 29th June
end Date: 1st July
- The Pantiles - Market (2 mi)
- If you’re looking for something to do, then you’ve come to the right place. At The Pantiles there’s always something going on.Markets take place on the first and Third Weekends of every month at The Pantiles and in the Corn Exchange
- The Red Lion pub (0.2 mi)
- The Red Lion is a warm friendly pub with a real home from home atmosphere. Well kept Kentish ales and a selection of wines by the glass, hot drinks, cosy log fireplaces in an informal, relaxed setting.
First licensed in 1415 the pub was undoubtedly in situ and trading long before this date. Situated on the London-Brighton coaching road the pub has been providing weary travellers refreshment for six centuries.
- The Hare pub (2 mi)
- The Hare sits in the village of Langton Green, a pleasing, well-to-do suburb of Tunbridge Wells on the edge of the rolling, narrow-laned Kent countryside. Here you’ll find the traditional English villages featured in those pre-war black and white films made at Pinewood, and the classic English pubs that we dream of, but which often fail to deliver.
- The Grey Lady Music Lounge (2 mi)
- The Grey lady music lounge is situated in Tunbridge Wells on the Pantiles and offers superb jazz, blues and other music genres from top class professionals in truly unique surroundings.
- Westfield Shopping Centre (2.2 mi)
- At Royal Victoria Place, we don't just provide you with some of the biggest brand names in town, we also provide you with the best shopping experience, thanks to a range of shopping services tailored to make your day memorable, enjoyable and totally stress-free. We believe that excellent customer service standards are at the heart of every great shopping experience and we promise to deliver each and every day.
Heading south east on the A26, turn into right onto the A26/Mount Ephraim. Continue onto the A264/Bishop's Down Road (becomes Langton Road) and continue for 0.9 miles. Turn right into Coach Road. Cross the intersection where Coach Road becomes Lower Green Road and continue on for several hundred yards. Danehurst House is on the left - access to the carpark is from Ashley Park Road.
Gatwick Airport(23.0mi, 37.0km)
Danehurst House is approximately 23 miles from Gatwick Airport by road. From the airport terminal, follow signs to the M23. At junction 10, join the A264 (signposted Crawley, East Grinstead). At Felbridge, turn right onto London Road/A22 (signposted East Grinstead, Eastbourne). Bear right onto London Road at the mini-roundabout and at traffic signals, turn left onto Moat Road/A264. After 11 miles, turn left onto Coach Road and continue onto Lower Green Road.
Tunbridge Wells Station(2.0mi, 3.2km)
Trains from Tunbridge Wells reach central London within 50 minutes. From Tunbridge Wells station, turn right onto Vale Road/A26, then right onto London Road/A26. At traffic signals turn left onto Church Road/A264 (signposted East Grinstead). Turn right onto Coach Road and continue forward onto Lower Green Road.