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Tunbridge Wells
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About Tunbridge Wells

ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS is one of the best known inland holiday resorts in England. This friendly and attractive town is situated on the Kent / Sussex border about mid-way between London and Hastings. To the East lies the Kent fruit and hop-growing countryside known as the “Garden of England”, whilst to the South are the woods and mixed farms of Sussex.

The town became famous following the discovery by Lord North, a courtier to James I, of the medicinal qualities of iron impregnated water in the chalybeate wells. Royalty were frequent visitors and Tunbridge Wells became a popular resort for high society. Queen Victoria in her early life often came to the town. In 1909 Edward VII granted the title of “Royal” to the town as it is now formally called “Royal Tunbridge Wells”.

Today, in 2004, Tunbridge Wells is principally a residential town and tourist resort with some light industry on the outskirts. There are excellent shopping facilities and first class hotels. There are modern houses and places of historic interest. Much of the old world charm has been retained. Examples are the historic Pantiles with the Chalybeate Spring and the beautiful Common which remains unspoilt although the racecourse, much appreciated by Royalty at one time, has long since disappeared. The town has many parks, recreational facilities including one of the Kent County Cricket Grounds and several golf courses. There are numerous old and charming villages around Tunbridge Wells. Within a short drive many places of historic interest including Hever Castle (home of Anne Boleyn in her youth), Penshurst Place, Bodiam Castle, Sissinghurst Castle (with its famous gardens) and Chatwell (home of Sir Winston Churchill).

Royal Tunbridge Wells is a town of interest and charm.
Information submitted by: Daniel Bech
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