A Guide to Royal Tunbridge Wells

A Guide to Royal Tunbridge Wells

The historic town of Tunbridge Wells has been welcoming its visitors for over 400 years with no signs of slowing. Some of the prestigious attractions Tunbridge Wells has to offer includes the Assembly Hall Theatre, The Pantiles and Dunorlan park. The only spa town in the south of England, Royal Tunbridge Wells is an area that needs to be seen to be appreciated.

Royal Tunbridge Wells lies in the unspoilt beauty of the High Weald area, stunning landscapes coupled with the collonaded Pantiles walkway, this is a town filled with charm and panache. The buzz of hideaway cafe’s, live music and vibrant shopping scenes are never far away when residing in Tunbridge Wells, a place where there truly is something for everyone, revel in local knowledge and find an attraction that you desire.

By car, Royal Tunbridge Wells can be reached via the A21 and A26 from London. If approaching from coastal areas, the town can be reached via both the M20 and M25 motorways within 20 minutes. Approaching by train is just as simple; Tunbridge Wells is located on the mainline rail service from Charing Cross to Hastings, making it the perfect in-between location for the central city and coastal areas.

Places to stay

You can enjoy your visit to Tunbridge Wells in one of the cosy B&B’s or country inn’s, or if you prefer, choose self-catering accommodation and visit some of the many restaurants and dining places available. There are also recommended camping sites located in Tunbridge Wells, so you can pull on your wellies and enjoy a night under the stars after spending an enjoyable day in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Royal Tunbridge Wells is surrounded by the most spectacular accommodation options, from Golf Clubs to Cottages, B&B’s to campsites, Tunbridge Wells has accommodation for all. The prestigious Spa Hotel is located on the outskirts of the town. The Spa Hotel is an elegant 18th-century Mansion that is situated on 14 acres of gardens. The hotel has recently been refurbished and offers 70 bedrooms, health club facilities, spa treatments and a contemporary bar and orangery.


Tunbridge Wells offers a unique shopping experience to all that visit. With a mixture of big name brands alongside specialist shops, the high street is the perfect place for some retail therapy. If you prefer alternative shopping options the neighbouring villages of Speldhurst and Rusthall offer small convenience stores, cosy country pubs and a community feel to all.

Royal Victoria Place shopping centre is also located in Tunbridge Wells, offering a large range of shopping outlets accompanied by a convenient lower level food court. The Royal Victoria Place encloses a large variety of big name brands, as well as providing stalls and smaller shops.

Knights park industrial estate is located in close vicinity to Tunbridge Wells. The industrial estate offers stores such as ASDA, John Lewis, B&Q, New Look and Argos to customers, as well as supporting a drive through McDonald’s. The industrial estate is a well equipped retail therapy area, although travel to the area enlists a car or a taxi service.

Things to see

Historic buildings and walkways are dotted across the area of Royal Tunbridge Wells, acting as a reminder of the town's’ past and charm that attracts many visitors each year. The Great Hall Shopping Arcade is no exception to these reminders. Placed adjacent to the train station, this historic French Empire style building dates back to 1872 and is now home to the BBC shop, conveniently located next to a small local store.

Tunbridge Wells is also home to stunning parks including Dunorlan park and the award-winning Calverley park. Calverley Grounds is located adjacent to Tunbridge Wells train station, facilities include, a car park, 3 tennis courts, 2 netball courts, 1 basketball court, 3 croquet lawns and a cafe. The facilities at Dunorlan park include a boating lake with boat hire, a cafe, historic features, 2 car parks, pond dipping and a natural play area.

Royal Tunbridge Wells is part of the Seven Wonders of the Weald, alongside Biddenden Vineyards, Kent and East Sussex Railway, Scotney Castle, Groombridge Place and Hole park. Each of these wonders is located in the High Weald Area of outstanding natural beauty. Among other areas of the town, Calverley Park Crescent accommodates stunning 19th-century architecture for the purpose of being admired by passers-by.


Easistore Tunbridge Wells is located in the heart of the North Farm Industrial Estate Tunbridge Wells, with easy access to the A21 and M25. The industrial estate benefits from a variety of big name brands and an arrangement of food opportunities.

Located a 2-minute walk from Easistore is a McDonalds, KFC, Subway, Greggs and Costa. Other stores located in the vicinity are Pets at Home, Halfords, John Lewis and Argos. Knights Park Industrial estate is the perfect setting for some retail therapy or a quick bite to eat when you’re visiting our Easistore self-storage.  

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