Managed by Volunteers of the Cranbrook Windmill Association, the windmill is open at regular times from the end of March to the end of September each year. Visit website
Interlinked with a series of footbridges and set in a beautiful, tranquil woodland, the breathtaking sandstone High Rocks provide the perfect setting for a scenic walk. To find out more visit website
St Dunstan’s has a rich and fascinating history dating back almost 1,000 years. Visit website
Visit Groombridge Place near Tunbridge Wells where everyone can have a special day. Visit website
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Hawkhurst is a charming and rather special village in that it is split into two - one, the older of the two, consists mainly of old cottages and a large green known as the Moor, and the other is Highgate which stands on a crossroads and is where the shops and hotels lie.
This unique village has a particularly interesting history in that it was the territory of the 18th century Hawkhurst Gang - a notorious criminal organisation involved in smuggling throughout southeast England from 1735 until 1749 (when their leaders were executed). It makes a fun and fascinating walk around the village to see what the gang once called their home. Their main base was at the Oak & Ivy Inn on the Sandhurst road.
Hawkhurst has its own digital cinema Kino (where you can bring a glass of wine in with you to watch a film - always good) and some great places to eat. It is also close to Bodiam Castle - arguably one of the most impressive castles in the UK, and the deightful town of Cranbrook is just 10 minutes down the road.
Bewl Water - watersports, fishing & family waterside fun
Bodiam Castle - fairytale castle in the heart of 1066 country
Go Ape! Bedgebury - outdoor adventure fun (great for groups and families)
Hawkhurst Fish Farm - fishing in a tranquil setting
Kino - independent digital cinema
Also see things to see & do in Cranbrook.Recommended places to eat and drink in Hawkhurst
The Black Pig at Hawkhurst - unpretentious pub serving food
The Curlew - award-winning restaurant (worth the short drive)
The Great House - fantastic 16th century inn and restaurant
The Walled Nursery Cafe - great location for a coffee
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