Ah, Royal Tunbridge Wells. One of the South East’s truly under appreciated day trips.
While most outsiders naturally to flock to London
when visiting the UK, anyone that lives in the city will appreciate the simple joys of getting away from the hustle and bustle. Royal Tunbridge Wells is just 30 miles from central London, making it the perfect place for a day trip. Here’s how to make the most of your time in Kent.
Places To See
Royal Tunbridge Wells has plenty of places to see including the Sky Birds of Prey, Calverley Grounds, and Chalybeate Spring. If you’re planning to have a long weekend in the Kentish town, you’ll want to add those to your agenda. When time is limited, you’ll want to prioritise your options.
When wanting to get a break from the city, Dunorlan Park is the place to go. A walk around the 6-acre lake (or at least some of it) will provide the relaxation you crave. Meanwhile, the Robert Marnock created landscapes are simply incredible too.
Scotney Castle is another must-see attraction, even if you don’t have time to explore the surrounding gardens.
Things To Do
There are plenty of activities to enjoy at Dunorlan Park, but those seeking a day of adventure may prefer Nuts 4 Climbing in Groombridge (just outside Tunbridge itself). Fenton’s ice rink is another fantastic solution.
Tunbridge Wells offers a great shopping experience via the quaint boutiques and shops at the Pantiles. Or if the day is a wash out due to the weather, you can always head to the Trinity theatre or Assembly Hall theatre for a show.
Alternatively, you can check out Tunbridge Wells Motor club, one of the oldest in the country.
Places To Eat
Let’s face it; treating yourself to a delicious meal is one of the great things about any day trip. Finding the best steak restaurant Tunbridge Wells has to offer is the perfect starting point. The atmosphere and décor are nearly as stunning as the food.
The Kentish town also boasts plenty of bakeries to grab a tea and a cake. If you visit at the right time of the year, the pedestrianised shopping centres boast food stools for a quick bite to eat too. You’ll never be short of snacks or great meals.
If staying for the night without children, there are a number of pubs like the Duke of York. There’s also bar’s like Chapel’s Place.
Places To Stay
Tunbridge’s location means you can easily do a day trip from London. However, you may wish to spend the night over. Likewise, this is something to consider when coming from somewhere like Southampton.
There’s a lot of options at your disposal, but The Spa Hotel is a particularly great option as it is affordable and quality. Then again, Mercure and the Royal Well Hotel are both similarly fantastic places to stay. ———————————————————
By the time you return home, you’ll feel fully recharged and relaxed. What more could you want from a short stay in a nearby location? Mol xo This is a collaborative post