Useful Links

Links to local attractions and facilities

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Surrounding Area


Restaurants and Pubs

There are many good restaurants and pubs such as:

Apicius Restaurant

1 mile – Michelin starred restaurant

Three Chimneys Freehouse

Less than 4 miles – One of the best pubs in Kent


tourist information

Tourist Information

Visit the Heart of Kent


Tunbridge Wells

Tonbridge Castle



national trust

National Trust Properties

There are many local National Trust properties nearby.

Bodiam Castle
Emmetts Garden
Ightham Mote
Scotney Castle
Sheffield Park Gardens
Sissinghurst Garden
Wakehurst Place

english heritage

English Heritage

Battle Abbey (site of Battle of Hastings)
Downe House (Darwin's home)
Dover Castle and Tunnels
Lullingstone Roman Villa
Pevensey Castle

Castles and Gardens

Downderry Lavender Nursery
Great Comp Garden
Great Dixter House & Garden
Groombridge Place Garden
Hever Castle & Garden
Hole Park Garden
Leeds Castle
Lullingstone Castle & World Garden
Marle Place Garden
Merriments Garden
Michelham Priory
Pashley Manor Garden
Penshurst Place
Riverhill Himalayan Garden
Tonbridge Castle
Yalding Organic Garden

Horse Riding

Woodhams Equestrian
Bedgebury Forest Riding
TROT Toll Rides Off-Road Trust


The High Weald Landscape Trail or a number of local paths.


Route 18 of the National Cycle Network is close by.
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Cycle Tracks (bicycle hire)
Bewl Water - Sailing, biking, windsurfing and trout fishing


RSPB Tudeley Woods

All three British species of woodpecker live in the wood as well as nuthatches and treecreepers. The springtime there is a carpet of bluebells and primroses. Many different warblers nest on the reserve.

Birding UK and Ireland

Bird Forum, places to see birds and bird information.

Bewl Water

200 bird species have been recorded.

Bedgebury Forest

One of the best sites for Hawfinch in the south-east and usually 30-50 birds can be seen flying in to roost in the cypress trees between late November and early March. The area attracts Brambling, Lesser Redpoll and Siskin in winter. Long-eared Owl can be sighted in winter.


West Kent Shooting Club


Bewl Water


Local golf courses include:

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Chart Hills Golf Club
Dale Hill Golf Club
Hawkhurst Golf Club
Hemsted Forest Golf Club
Hever Castle Golf Club
Lamberhurst Golf Club

Other Attractions

Biddenden Vinyard
Chapel Down Winery at Tenterden
Chatham Dockyard
Finchcocks Musical Museum
Biddenden and Lamberhurst Vinyards
Hop Farm

"This was our second stop on our trip to Kent, Mrs Morgan recommended a scenic route to Canterbury via Chilham, we opted for a King size bedroom and enjoyed it and she booked several restaurants around town to suit our needs. We had cousins for the day and Mrs Morgan invited them to tea which led to some very lively discussions. She is a very interesting lady and we loved our stay. Cranbrook is a town we would love to go back to and there is so much to see and do." Judy K.


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