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England, Kent, Tunbridge Wells, The Pantiles / Shopping Street
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Royal Tunbridge Wells : Michelin's recommendations


Tunbridge Wells offers a graceful combination of Georgian and Victorian buildings amid parks, vistas and a vast semi-wild common. The town's prosperity is due to the accidental discovery of its mineral springs in 1606 by Lord North. It soon became very fashionable and new buildings were erected everywhere. Queen Anne provided the tiled paving after which "The Pantiles" are named. Queen Victoria came here on holiday.

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Tourist attractions Royal Tunbridge Wells : Things to see and do

  • Calverley Park Interesting

    st. Calverley GB - Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2SH

    This is not really a park, but a neo-classical new town built by Decimus Burton. Inspired by Bath , it is homogeneous but not uniform, exuberant in size but simple in style; go to Calverley Park Crescent to enjoy the view.

  • The Pantiles Interesting

    The Pantiles GB - Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1

    The arcades of these houses make for a picturesque walk. The Bath Pavilion (1804) has a ferruginous source. The Corn Exchange (1802), which was formerly a theatre, has doric columns and on its roof, Ceres, goddess of the harvest. The music gallery is..

  • Church of King Charles the Martyr

    The Pantiles GB - Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1

    At the end of the Pantiles, this is a lesson in modesty and adaptation. Built in 1678, the church was changed into a square shape in 1696, with the interior remodelled by Henry Doogood, Wren's plasterer.

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Hotels Royal Tunbridge Wells

  • The Spa Hotel Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Mount Ephraim GB - Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 8XJ

    Prix Prices from : 75 £

    The Spa Hotel is an elegant country mansion just a 10-minute walk from Tunbridge Wells Rail Station. It is set in 14 acres of gardens and parkland, and has a swimming pool and sauna. The Spa features 2 gymnasiums, a steam room and a flood-lit tennis..

  • Smart And Simple Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    London Road GB - Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1DS

    Prix Prices from : 55 £

  • Camden Arms Hotel

    1 High Street, Pembury GB - Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 4PH

    Located in the quaint village of Pembury, Camden Arms Hotel is just 3 miles from Royal Tunbridge Wells and surrounded by the picturesque Kent Countryside. This historic coaching inn offers free WiFi, free parking, luxury accommodation and gastro-styl..

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Restaurants Royal Tunbridge Wells

  • George & Dragon Traditional pubs serving food 

    Speldhurst Hill GB - TN3 0NN Speldhurst

    Hugely characterful Wealden Hall house dating back to 1212 and boasting an impressive beamed ceiling and an unusual Queen's post. Generous cooking uses local, organic produce, offering pub classics alongside more elaborate dishes.

  • Black Pig Traditional pubs serving food 

    18 Grove Hill Road GB - TN1 1RZ Royal Tunbridge Wells

    The black façade may feel quite austere but inside it's quite the opposite, courtesy of a friendly team, a laid-back vibe and rustic shabby-chic styling. Dishes are gutsy and full-flavoured and there's even a 'PIG Heaven' section.

  • Eating House Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    58 The Pantiles GB - TN2 2HT Royal Tunbridge Wells

  • Thackeray's Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    85 London Rd GB - TN1 1EA Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Grade II listed clapperboard house; the oldest in town and once home to the eponymous author. It has two stylish dining rooms and a delightful terrace; original features include lovely oak flooring. Exacting, skilful cooking has clear, well-defined f..

  • Kentish Hare Traditional pubs serving food 

    95 Bidborough Ridge GB - TN3 0XB Bidborough

    Saved from development by local residents Lord and Lady Mills of Olympic Committee fame and run by the Tanner brothers, this smart pub features a hare theme, quirky wallpaper and an open kitchen. Tasty steaks from the Kamado grill.

  • Bistro Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Crescent Rd GB - TN1 2LY Royal Tunbridge Wells

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