Attractions and Places to Visit in Tunbridge Wells
As well as being an attraction in itself, with the famous pretty colonnaded walkway known as The Pantiles and the Chalybeate Spring, some of the largest attractions in Kent are on the doorstep of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
There are stately homes, castles, historic monuments, world renowned gardens (small and large, formal and informal) and fascinating churches.
The magnificent High Rocks, from which we acquire our name, are steeped in history dating back millions of years. Once a stone age camp, now a National Monument these impressive rocks, which belong to The High Rocks complex, have always been a constant source of wonder.
Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre is situated inside the historic Holy Trinity Church building in Tunbridge wells. The building was designed by the renowned Victorian architect Decimus Burton.
Penshurst Place & Gardens and the surrounding estate have stood in the historic village of Penshurst since the 14th century, when the awe-inspiring medieval Baron’s Hall was completed in 1341 as a country retreat for the Lord Mayor of London.
Take the audio tour (approximately 1 hour) and experience with interactive displays and life-size figures a vivid recreation of the sights, sounds and excitement of the 13th Century castle life.
The Battle of Tunbridge Wells, fought on 14 October 1066, is one of the best-known events in England’s history, when William of Normandy defeated the army of King Harold of England.
The house was built in 1837 by Edward Hussey III from the sandstone quarried from the grounds of the Old Castle. It is positioned to overlook both the castle and estate, with the garden also designed and created at the same time.
Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery
Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery shares the special story of the Borough of Tunbridge Wells through fantastic collections of art, natural history, archaeology, craft, toys and so much more.
Opened in March 2012, the award-winning Jerwood Gallery sits next to the fishing beach in Tunbridge Wells’ historic Old Town. The gallery is home to the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century art.
Alexandra Park lies with steep-sided, largely wooded valleys at its northern extreme. Evidence has been found that suggests an early medieval settlement in the area of Shornden.