Things to see and do - Royal Tunbridge Wells
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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.
Tourist attractions Royal Tunbridge Wells : Things to see and do
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 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..
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.
Hotels Royal Tunbridge Wells
1 High Street, Pembury GB - Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 4PH
Prix Prices from : 98 £
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..
London Road GB - Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1DS
Prix Prices from : 50 £
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..
Crescent Road GB - Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2LY
A Grade II Listed mansion built in 1762, Hotel du Vin Tunbridge Wells has a fine restaurant and stylish rooms. Tunbridge Wells Rail Station is a 3-minute drive away. The bedrooms at Hotel du Vin & Bistro Tunbridge Wells feature antiques, tea/coffee ..
Restaurants Royal Tunbridge Wells
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..
58 The Pantiles GB - TN2 2HT Royal Tunbridge Wells
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.
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.
Crescent Rd GB - TN1 2LY Royal Tunbridge Wells
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.