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Places to shop in the Weald of Kent

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Below you’ll find the best shopping destinations in the Weald of Kent. In addition to the familiar shopping centres often found in larger towns, the area has much to offer in the way of interesting, quirky and smaller independent shops.

Ashford
With high street favourites, boutiques and smaller shops, Ashford is a large town and sure to tick most boxes when it comes to shopping. It has two shopping centres as well as great independent shops.

Good for

High street favourites, designer discounts and independent shops.

Where

Park Mall shopping centre, County Square shopping centre, Middle Row, High Street, Bybrook Barn, Ashford Designer Outlet

Highights

Ashford Designer Outlet – up to 60% discount off designer brands
Shopping in Ashford Kent
Cranbrook
A great selection of small shops in this charming historic town including clothes, gifts, art, cheese shop, Italian deli and, in our opinion, the best toy shop in the area. There is also an excellent farm shop on the outskirts of the town.

Good for

Small, independent shops particularly food, gifts, art and clothing.

Where

Stone Street, High Street

Highights

Perfect Partners - cheese shop
Alifie & Daisy - toy shop
Spice – jewellery and gifts
Hartley Dyke Farm Shop
Shopping in Cranbrook Kent
Maidstone
A large variety of shops in its shopping centres and streets, as well as smaller independent shops. In particular Fremlin Walk is a great place for high street brands with its stylish open air shopping centre.

Good for

High Street favourites.

Where

High Street, Week Street, Fremlin Walk, The Mall Chequers, Broadway Shopping Centre, Maidstone Market, Bank Street

Highights

Fremlin Walk – shopping centre
The Grinning Demon – comic books
Shopping in Maidstone Kent
Tenterden
A small town with a pretty high street and an upmarket feel. It has a good choice of food, antique, gifts, local crafts, books and clothing shops. Well worth a visit and a good place to pick up gifts.

Good for

Small, independent shops particularly gifts and antiques.

Where

High Street

Highights

Webbs of Tenterden – ironmongers, garden machinery, gifts, kitchen & homeware
Rising Star – vintage and new shabby chic gifts
Shopping in Tenterden Kent
Tunbridge Wells
In our opinion the shopping capital of the Weald of Kent. You'll find everything here from antiques and bridal boutiques in The Pantiles, specialist foodie shops to well-known High Street brands such as Boots and Fenwicks.

Good for

High Street favourites and small, independent shops.

Where

The Pantiles, the old High Street, Royal Victoria Place (shopping centre), Calverley Road, Mount Pleasant & Mount Ephraim.

Highights

Gardener & Cook – home and gardening gifts
Hall’s Bookshop – internationally renowned seller of second-hand books since 1898
Arte Bianca – Italian deli
Shopping in Tunbridge Wells Kent

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