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65 High Street
Tunbridge Wells

Why move to Tunbridge Wells?

Offering a slower pace of life, glorious countryside, quaint surrounding villages and excellent grammar, primary, secondary and independent schools, and within easy commuting distance of the capital, Tunbridge Wells is a great place to make your home, whether you're born and bred in the area or making the move from London. Plus there are a wide variety of styles and sizes of period and modern homes. And we're only an hour away from the coast.

Some things to love about living in Tunbridge Wells

The pretty colonnaded walkway known as the Pantiles is a pleasant place to browse, shop, eat and drink and stroll.

Festival lovers have plenty of events to choose from in the local area. Our top three are The Hop Farm, Local and Live and Unfest.

The dog owners in the Tunbridge Wells Winkworth office swear by The Tunbridge Wells Common, Ashdown Forest and Bewl Water as great local spots for exercising their four-legged friends.

Tunbridge Wells is surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful countryside, and we think one of the best ways to explore it is on foot. So we highly recommend investing in a guide to local walks. Just don't forget to buy a compass too.

We also think that no walk is complete without a refreshment stop, so heartily recommend you arm yourself with a copy of this years Good Pub Guide too.

A little bit of history

Royal Tunbridge Wells has attracted well-heeled visitors for over 400 years, ever since a young nobleman chanced upon the Chalybeate Spring in 1606. In Georgian times Tunbridge Wells was a spa resort to rival Brighton and Bath, popular with gentry and royalty alike. In the early 1800s rich businessmen and merchants began not only to holiday in Tunbridge Wells, but also to make their homes here, leading to the building of many large villas and family homes to the north of the spa by the architect Decimus Burton.

Need to know

In 1909 King Edward VII officially acknowledged the town's popularity with the royals, including his mum Queen Victoria, by granting our town the 'Royal� prefix.


At the top of the town you'll find the Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre with many well-known shops and brands including Marks & Spencer, Next, WH Smith, Gap, Topshop and many more as well as Fenwick's Department Store. Nearby, Camden Road offers a diverse range of independent shops. Moving towards the south of the town centre and down Mount Pleasant you'll discover yet more popular high street names including Fat Face, Bang & Olufsen, Toni & Guy, Phase Eight, East & India Jane. Continuing further south to the high street you'll find individual boutique clothes and furniture shops. At the most southern end of the town, there is the Pantiles which has unique specialist and antique shops as well as a range of bars and restaurants and regular weekend markets. In fact, if markets are your thing, you'll be spoilt for choice with Tunbridge Wells Farmers Market at the top of town and the Pantiles Food Market at the bottom. The surrounding area also boasts numerous farm shops offering locally produced food, notably Eridge Park, Cherry Gardens Organic Produce and Perryhill Orchards. Wine lovers are well catered for with Noble Wines, the Secret Cellar, Oddbins and Majestic Wines. While DIY enthusiasts will find everything they need at Wickes, Homebase, B&Q, as well as smaller independent specialists. The town of Tunbridge Wells has a range of newsagents and most of the surrounding villages also offer popular local shops. Finally, for fish and meat we recommend Sankeys Fish Monger, Fullers Butcher, Peter Speaight & JC Rook & Sons.



By Road:

Various car parks around the town, notably the Royal Victoria Place, Meadow Road, The Great Hall and old fairground car park at the bottom of Major Yorks Road offering all day parking. Walkers Taxis, Streamline Taxis, Taylors Taxi and Hackney carriages outside Tunbridge Wells Station.

By Train:

There are regular services to London and the south coast from Tunbridge Wells as well as from local stations including, High Brooms, Frant, Wadhurst, Stonegate and Tonbridge. There are also connections into Ashford International on the Canterbury Line from Tonbridge. Furthermore, the southern lines connect Crowborough, Eridge, Ashhurst and Cowden with London Bridge and London Victoria.

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