Tunbridge Wells exists thanks to the discovery of the Chalybeate Spring in the early 1600s, but its many aristocratic visitors – including Queen Victoria – firmly put the town on the map and secured it ‘Royal’ status in 1909. Nestled in the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it’s still gaining fans today, thanks to its buzzy centre, postcard-perfect Pantiles and idyllic surrounds.
Please note: Some of the facilities and businesses we mention will be closed at the moment. Government advice is to avoid public transport so don’t travel by train or bus. Please be mindful of the people who live locally. If you decide to travel, check whether car parks are open before you set off and adhere to social distancing guidelines on your walks.