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Welcome to Tunbridge Wells 

Located in the heart of the beautiful High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the town of Royal 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 garden lovers and budding photographers.

A paradise for history, this corner of Kent has more castles, stately homes and gardens open to the public concentrated in it than any other area of the UK. Escape the everyday and come enjoy the Garden of England.

Day 1 

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Town Centre and The Pantiles

Your first day in Royal Tunbridge Wells starts with exploring the beautiful town centre and the famous Pantiles, which is growing as foodie destination, explore the many independent shops and wander the historic streets looking for the perfect treat to yourself. Be sure to stop off at one of the many wonderful coffee shops along the way.

The Amelia Scott

Recently opened, The Amelia Scott is a unique and innovative experience housing a range of arts, heritage, culture, tourist information and wellbeing services. Housed in the former museum and library, this extensive redevelopment will enable visitors to explore exciting temporary exhibitions, discover the fascinating history of Royal Tunbridge Wells and the wider borough and feed their creativity with hands-on arts and heritage experiences (


The Black Dog Café

Located in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells on the trendy Camden Road, Black Dog café serves delicious fresh breakfast, brunch and lunch in a relaxed open and friendly setting. Their moto is ‘Great food, serious about coffee’.

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 various attractions with the Spa Valley slogan: ‘A destination at every station!’

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.

Assembly Hall Theatre

End your first day with a show! The Assembly Hall Theatre caters for all tastes showing a wide variety and range of performances including: Classical & Opera; Comedy; Dance; Family events; Music; Musicals; Spoken Word and Drama from all arounds the world. There is bound to be an event just for you!

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.

George Hotel Cranbrook

Set in the medieval town of Cranbrook, the capital of the Weald of Kent, you will find the George Hotel, serving you only the finest, locally sourced delicious dishes. The perfect resting spot for an extra special pub lunch whilst you are exploring.

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.

The Milk House

The Milk House, in the heart of the village of Sissinghurst pride themselves in serving artisan produce from the Garden of England, with a selection of local wines and cask ales, ciders and draught beer from Kentish breweries. A great way to reflect on your stay in Tunbridge Wells over a delicious meal and a drink.

Where to stay 

In partnership with Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.