48 Hours in Tunbridge Wells

Welcome to Tunbridge Wells 

Located in the heart of the beautiful High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the town of Tunbridge Wells offers the perfect mix of those wanting a vibrant town to explore and an afternoon adventure in the Kentish countryside.


With so much to discover in this beautiful part of Kent a visit to Tunbridge Wells is a must for food lovers, weekend explorers and budding photographers.

Day 1 

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Town Centre and The Pantiles
Your first day in Tunbridge Wells starts with exploring the beautiful town centre and the famous Pantiles, explore the hidden shops and wonder the lanes looking for the perfect treat to yourself. Be sure to stop off at one of the many wonderful coffee shops along the way.

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Lunch
Woods Restaurant
Located in a beautiful Georgian building you will find the wonderful Woods Restaurant, whether it’s a homemade slice of cake with a pot of tea you are after or a perfect poached egg on toast worthy of a post on your Instagram page. Woods Restaurant is a great place to stop after all that shopping.

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Spa Valley Railway 
Hop on board one of Kent’s heritage railway and sit back and relax whilst you get to see the beautiful countryside, with special themed events throughout the year and even the chance to enjoy an afternoon tea whilst on board, this is one stylish way to explore the countryside.

Dinner
Seventeen
Located in the beautiful hotel One Warwick Park, Seventeen has been serving up mouth-watering dishes. With a wonderful menu and a brilliant cocktail menu, a visit to Seventeen is a must for when visiting the area.

Day 2 

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Scotney Castle
For day two it’s time to head out of town and explore the beautiful countryside, here you will discover the beautiful Scotney Castle dating back to the 14th century. This spot is one for any budding photographer, as the seasons change so does the gardens around the castle, making a visit to Scotney Castle perfect all year around.

Lunch
George Hotel Cranbrook
Set in the heart of the Weald of Kent you will find George Hotel, serving you only the finest, locally sourced delicious dishes. Perfect spot for an extra special pub lunch whilst you are exploring.

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Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

Discover the beautiful countryside with a visit to Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, with miles of trails for family cycling, mountain-biking, walking, and running. Enjoy an afternoon stroll around the picturesque lake and take in the view of the beautiful surroundings.

Go Ape Bedgebury

There’s no greater rush than the great outdoors and for those that are wanting an adventure to remember a trip to Go Ape Bedgebury is a must. Take on the high rope course and explore the outdoors with a view like no other, with an adult and a kids adventure course there is something the whole family will enjoy.

Dinner
The Milk House
For your final meal in Tunbridge Wells it’s only right to visit the amazing Milk House, with a varied menu with food freshly prepared and a wise selection of wines and cask ales from Kentish breweries. A visit to the Milk House is perfect to reflect on a brilliant few days in Tunbridge Wells.

Where to stay 

In partnership with Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.