Royal Tunbridge Wells is a Spa town on the Kent and Sussex border, steeped in history and in the past formerly visited by Royalty and the gentry to take 'the restorative' spring waters. In recent years the town has boomed commercially but still retains its Georgian and Victorian elegance.
Tunbridge Wells is about 36 miles south of London and has a mainline railway station for trains to The City, on the Hastings line, taking about 45 minutes. To the north of the town, the A21 provides a direct route to the M25 national motorway network for routes to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and via the M20 The Channel Tunnel Terminal.
Tunbridge Wells is a popular tourist town for visits to the famous Pantiles with its long beautiful colonnade of tea rooms, boutiques, pubs, hotel and the Chalybeate Spring. There are also outstanding shopping facilities in the town, particularly at The Royal Victoria Place shopping mall and the Calverley Precinct where there are many, major national stores and a wide variety of individual shops. On the edge of town are the North Farm Retail Park, a cinema complex, ten pin bowling, fitness centres and further leisure facilities.
Set in the beautiful Kent and Sussex countryside, known as the Garden of England, Tunbridge Wells is ideally placed for access to many historic places of interest including Hever Castle, Penshurst Place, Sissinghurst, Bodiam Castle, Groombridge Place and Chartwell, the home of Sir Winston Churchill. The countryside is dotted with many attractive villages, some of them close to mainline stations, ideal for London commuting.
The Tunbridge Wells area is renowned for its educational facilities with separate grammar schools for boys and girls, in the town and in Tonbridge, secondary and independent schools including the Skinners school, highly regarded preparatory and primary schools and public schools including Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Beechwood Sacred Heart. Recreational amenities include well-known golf courses such as the Nevill in Tunbridge Wells, Royal Ashdown Forest, East Sussex National, Hever and Crowborough Beacon. For fishing, sailing and water sports there is Bewl Water and at the south coast towns of Eastbourne and Brighton, which are about 35 miles away, there are also the miles of open heathland of the famous Ashdown Forest for walking and riding.
Royal Tunbridge Wells, with its many attributes, is an enviable place to live and is no longer only known for 'Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells'!
Tunbridge Wells is a popular area in the west of Kent. It sits around 40 miles southwest of central London, making Tunbridge Wells a part of London's commuter belt. It's a pleasant place to live - there's a bustling high street and plenty of local amenities. The added bonus is, of course, the close proximity to London which is great for people that work