About Tunbridge Wells


Placed amid glorious scenery, Tunbridge Wells is surrounded not only by stunning countryside but by many of the county's finest castles and stately homes.

The childhood home of Henry VIII's wife-to-be, Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle dates back to the thirteenth century and is encircled by fantastic ornate gardens and its own moat, it even has its own maze.

Set in hundreds of acres of Capability Brown-designed parkland and often referred to as one of the country's finest medieval fortresses, Leeds Castle is surrounded by a beautiful lake and has its own Vineyard, Aviary and Falconry among other attractions. The magnificent Penshurst Place baronial hall is home to spectacular Tudor walled gardens, historic furniture and works of art and local toy museum.

With Kent being known as 'The Garden of England' it is perhaps unsurprising that Tunbridge Wells in particular has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to attractive parks and gardens, the most famous of which being the charming Sissinghurst Castle Garden. Situated around the ruins of an Elizabethan manor house, these gardens are a haven for plant lovers and picnickers alike.

Shoppers are drawn not only by the atmosphere in the town centre of Tunbridge Wells, created in part by the many examples of Elizabethan oak-beamed architecture present, but also by the range of interesting and unusual establishments selling their wares alongside more well known high street names. Another popular retail attraction in the town is its weekly Farmers' Market.