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In an area of attractive, outstanding villages, Groombridge with its 18th-century tiled cottages against the back-drop of a beautiful village green, stands out as being the very epitome of the perfect English village. We say "English" rather than Wealden because the village lies on the borders of Kent and Sussex, it seemingly belongs in neither county and is perhaps better left that way.
Lime trees are a feature of the village, they stand guard over the weatherboarded tile-hung cottages surrounding the green. To the one side of the green is the village pub, the Crown Inn. Next door is the church dedicated to St.John the Evangelist, a beautiful little church which was originally built as a chapel by the owner of the near-by, much celebrated Groombridge Place. The Gardens of Groombridge Place are amongst the loveliest in the whole of Kent, and although the house is private the gardens are open for all to enjoy. During the 18th-century, the house lay empty for a period of time, and local legend tells that it was probably secretively used for illegal purposes by the notorious Groombridge Gang, a band of smugglers. The gang were eventually broken up, one of its members, John Bowra went on to make a success of his life, he became a land agent and map maker.
The Spa Valley Railway operates a steam train taking visitors on a journey from Groombridge through picturesque Wealden countryside to the town of Royal Tunbridge Wells. There is a half way stopping point at High Rocks.
The village offers the usual village amenities of small shops and welcoming pubs. For a wider range of shopping facilities visitors might like to travel to Royal Tunbridge Wells which is about 4 miles away.
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The Spa Hotel
Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England (2.9 miles, 4.7 km, direction NE)
The Spa Hotel is an elegant country mansion just a 10-minute walk from Tunbridge Wells Rail Station. It is set in 14 acres of gardens and parkland, and has a swimming pool and sauna....
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Smith And Western
Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England (3.1 miles, 5.0 km, direction E)
Set within a 19th-century, Grade II listed building, the American themed Smith and Western Hotel offers unique, individually decorated rooms, just a short walk from the historic Pantiles shopping dist...
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The Tunbridge Wells Hotel
Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England (3.3 miles, 5.3 km, direction E)
Situated in the middle of the Pantiles, the historic centre of Tunbridge Wells, The Tunbridge Wells Hotel is less than 5 minutes’ walk from local shops and 0.4 miles from the railway station....
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Smart And Simple Hotel
Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England (3.5 miles, 5.6 km, direction NE)
This thoroughly modern hotel offers dynamic, contemporary accommodation at an affordable price. The fresh, convenient rooms offer views of either the hotel's secluded garden or the Tunbridge Wells Co...
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England (3.5 miles, 5.6 km, direction E)
Conveniently located in the centre of Tunbridge Wells, Garden Flat offers modern self-catered accommodation and free Wi-Fi. The property is set in an elegant Victorian building that has been refurbish...
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|Eridge Station||(1.7 miles, 2.7 km, direction S)|
|Ashurst Station||(1.7 miles, 2.7 km, direction NW)|
|M25 Junction 5||(12.4 miles, 20.0 km, direction N)|
|M23 Junction 10||(14.3 miles, 22.9 km, direction W)|
|London Gatwick Airport||(16.0 miles, 25.8 km, direction W)|
|London City Airport||(27.6 miles, 44.3 km, direction N)|
|Groombridge to London||(30.5 miles, 49.1 km, direction NW)|
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