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

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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.

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  • 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..

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  • 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

  • Camden Arms Hotel

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

    The Camden Arms Hotel was built in 2007, a new building on the back of an 18th-century coaching Inn, opposite the village green in Pembury. All rooms at the Camden Arms Hotel have quality hand-made furniture, en suite power showers, hairdryers, digi..

  • The Royal Wells Hotel

    59, Mount Ephraim GB - Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 8BE

    Overlooking Tunbridge Wells Common, The Royal Wells Hotel is a traditional, family-run hotel within walking distance of the town centre. It offers 2 restaurants, 3 bars and free parking. The Royal Wells owes its name to Queen Victoria who frequently..

  • Smart And Simple Hotel

    London Road GB - Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1DS

    This thoroughly modern hotel offers dynamic, contemporary accommodation at an affordable price. The fresh, convenient rooms offer views of either the hotel's secluded garden or the Tunbridge Wells Common. Equipped with Egyptian cotton sheets, and fl..

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Restaurants Royal Tunbridge Wells

  • George & Dragon Traditional pubs serving food 

    Speldhurst Hill GB - Speldhurst TN3 0NN

    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.

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

    Crescent Rd GB - Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2LY

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

    85 London Rd GB - Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1EA

    Grade II listed clapperboard house; once home to the author, Thackeray. Two stylish, contemporary dining rooms and a delightful terrace; original features include lovely oak flooring. Exacting, skilful cooking with clear, well-defined flavours: class..

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