What to do and see in Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

December 27, 2017 Merry Kessler

Royal Tunbridge Wells is a large affluent town in western Kent, England, around 40 miles (64 km) south-east of central London by road and 34.5 miles (55.5 km) by rail. The town is situated close to the border of Kent with East Sussex, and is situated upon the northern edge of the High Weald, whose sandstone geology is exemplified by the rock formations at the Wellington Rocks and High Rocks.
Restaurants in Royal Tunbridge Wells

1. Tunbridge Wells Forum

The Common, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 8YU, England +44 871 277 7101
Excellent
89%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
2%
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5 based on 127 reviews

Tunbridge Wells Forum

Reviewed By Tony B - East Sussex, United Kingdom

It's a little bit like walking back in time, into a small, dark venue that is a little rough around the edges but this is absolutely perfect for a lot of the music showcased here. Great covers bands, Punk, Country/Folk Rock and some big names too.
Capacity for only 250 people makes this an intimate venue allowing you to be up close to the music.

2. Dunorlan Park

Pembury Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England +44 7920 507025
Excellent
67%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 443 reviews

Dunorlan Park

Reviewed By rafflesyogi - Sussex

I came to Dunorlan Park today with 3 of my children, not been for a while and thought it a good idea for the playground and feeding the ducks. It was great but such a shame there is no paved footpath to and from the playground area. It was so muddy we all got in quite a mess not to mention the mud all over the pushchair. There was quite a lot of standing water on parts of the path where drainage could be improved. I understand that this has great cost implications but this would make such a difference and encourage visitors or a more regular basis.

3. Scotney Castle Garden

The Estate Office Scotney Castle 2169B Office Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8JN, England +44 1892 893820
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Scotney Castle Garden

Reviewed By WayneHansford - Poole, England, United Kingdom

The warm welcome from the national trust team sets you off on a wonderful experience at Scotney Castle, the grounds, the house and the old castle are simply wonderful exhibits. We visited in winter and it was beautifully picturesque, in the summer I can imagine its a place where you can spend the whole day relaxing and enjoying the surroundings.

4. Spa Valley Railway

West Station Nevill Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5QY, England
Excellent
53%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
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4%
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4 based on 392 reviews

Spa Valley Railway

Heritage Railway operating Steam and Diesel trains between Tunbridge Wells West and Eridge with intermediate stations at High Rocks and Groombridge.

Reviewed By Tom M

We had a complaint in the build up to this event however the customer service was excellent and resolved our issue with zero fuss. The day was lovely. Staff brilliant and our three year old loved his first train ride. We got to meet pj...MoreThank you for your review, we're really pleased we were able to resolve your issues and that you had a brilliant time with us. We look forward to welcoming you again.

5. Bewl Water

Bewl Water Bewlbridge Lane, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8JH, England +44 1892 890000
Excellent
49%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
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4 based on 393 reviews

Bewl Water

Bewl Water is the largest stretch of open water in the South East. The 800 acre site is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the heart of the High Weald. Open all year, a visit to this stunning lake is fantastic family fun and great value.

Reviewed By ROKERDOK - London, United Kingdom

Having been turned away from Scotney Castle due to a full car park, we saw a sign for Bewl Water and decided to take a look. What a wonderful find! Large car park at only £2 per car. Cafe with a good selection of drinks, cakes & snacks as well as hot food. Free WiFi. Clean toilets. Plenty of activities for the whole family. Great walks. A few too many dogs either on long leads or running free. Couldn’t find how to pay for car parking so didn’t actually pay the £2; maybe out of season is free? Not 100% sure.

6. Calverley Grounds

Mount Pleasant Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QY, England
Excellent
47%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 105 reviews

Calverley Grounds

Reviewed By SusannahFC - Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

A great opportunity to enjoy a rest mid-shop, take in some beautiful scenery, and grab a bite to eat at the cafe. Festivals in the summer and during the Christmas period there is an ice rink and pop-up eateries. Something for everyone in every season.

7. Bayham Old Abbey

Bayham Old Abbey Furnace Lane, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8LP, England +44 1892 890381
Excellent
44%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
Terrible
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4 based on 113 reviews

Bayham Old Abbey

Reviewed By places2seeplaces2go - Bournemouth, United Kingdom

As my title suggests this is a very small ruin & is somewhat off the beaten track.
We like visiting Castles etc but on parking up here & checking the prices and from what we could see as we walked to the entrance we decided to take a rain check on our visit.

8. Fenton's Rink

Dundale Farm Dundale Road | Dundale Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 9AQ, England +44 1892 826004
Excellent
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5 based on 36 reviews

Fenton's Rink

FENTON'S RINK is England's only dedicated curling ice rink. It is open from October to April, from 10am to 10pm every day. It is very popular for all kinds of occasions, from birthday parties, anniversaries, staff outings, client entertaining, stag and hen parties, school trips and many more.Most people are new to this exciting and fun sport - so we always provide an instructor to show you the ropes. You'll have fun - right from the start!It's important to book in advance - particularly round the busy Christmas period.Do come and see us - you are sure to have a great time!!

Reviewed By jessetal - Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

Eight of us went to Fenton's curling rink. The sessions last two hours, with a short video to start.
Shoes are provided, and there is a bar to buy food and drinks from.
The curling itself was much harder but also much more fun than we were expecting and personally I would go again!
The coaches are very experienced and helpful but also leave you to get on with it if you want!
Great day out!

9. Trinity Theatre

Church Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1JP, England +44 1892 678678
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Trinity Theatre

Reviewed By Busker999 - Tonbridge, United Kingdom

Finally found tickets to see Phill Jupitus. Was not dissapointed. 2 1/2 hours of great poetry and comedy. Enjoyed the tunnocks too! Nice small venue with a well stocked bar including old dairy ale and other good local beers on draft. Will definately see other acts here.

Tunbridge Wells Civic Centre, Mount Pleasant, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England +44 1892 554171
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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Poor
8%
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4 based on 85 reviews

Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery

The Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery shares the special story of the Borough of Tunbridge Wells. Set in the countryside of the Weald of Kent, the town of Royal Tunbridge Wells grew from the discovery of the spa waters in 1606. The Georgian 'den of iniquity' eventually became the byword for Victorian respectibility.Come and enjoy our outstanding collections of costume, art, dolls and toys. We also have excellent natural and local history, from dinosaur bones to the original 'Pantiles'. You can also see the world's largest collection of Tunbridge Ware - the intricate wooden souvenirs made for visitors to the Wells.

Reviewed By Robin H - Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Large amount of really interesting exhibits in a very small space, just two rooms really. A lot of really beautiful examples of Tunbridge ware, I'm afraid I just examined the lovely objects and skipped the explanations of the history and techniques of Tunbridge ware. Then there were good displays illustrating the history of Tunbridge Wells, and local geology and archaeology etc. Exhibits are well chosen and the explanatory materials are meticulous and well displayed. All in all, an excellent, well presented small town museum. Then there's the art gallery! An excellent photographic exhibition when I visited, based on work by a local nineteenth century photographer. Lastly, I should mention that the building is interesting and quite beautiful - 1950s classical revival with some lovely decorative features.

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