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Tunbridge Wells Kent

Officially Royal Tunbridge Wells, this large historic spa town has a wealth of things to offer. In fact it has been a popular tourist destination since Georgian times when its The Chalybeate Spring and The Pantiles enticed visitors. It’s also the home of 5 metre high steel Milennium Clock designed by local sculptor Jon Mills, numerous parks, theatres and more.

The Pantiles is a must-see and a pleasant place to spend a morning or afternoon with its pedestrianised area and many things to do – from traditional English pubs, specialist shops, cafes and events centred around the bandstand (worth checking in advance).

For shopaholics Tunbridge Wells won’t disappoint either, and the stroll from The Pantiles up the old High Street to the Royal Victoria Place shopping centre is a nice walk and a good way to see the town. The area is buzzing in the evening too and there are plenty of resturants, pubs and bars to entertain.

Tunbridge Wells Kent
Things to see & do in & around Tunbridge Wells

Assembly Hall Theatre - live music, popular comedians, children and family shows
The Chalybeate Spring - the beginning of Tunbridge Wells in 1606
Dunorlan Park - a historically important and much-loved public park
The Pantiles - a Georgian colonnade with shops, events and places to eat & drink
Penshurst Place - a spectacular stately home and garden
Scotney Castle - a romantic English country house & castle with formal gardens
Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery - the history of the town and regular exhibitions

Recommended places to eat & drink in Tunbridge Wells

Carluccio's - a popular Italian chain & a great spot for lunch
Kitsu - a favourite Japanese & sushi restaurant
The Mount Edgcumbe - a 'Georgian gem' serving British food
Il Vesuvio - affordable, family-friendly Italian
The Opera House - not just any Wetherspoons pub in this fantastic venue
Thackerays - superb French food

Recommended places to stay in Tunbridge Wells

The Brew House Hotel (4*)
Hotel du Vin (4*)
Mercure Tunbridge Wells (4*)
Royal Wells Hotel (3*)

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