Tonbridge is a lovely town to visit with many historical places of interest in and around the area, along with the beautiful Kent countryside. For an evening of theatre you could visit the nearby Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells to see a range of shows including music, comedy, drama and musicals. If you’re planning to dine out, the town has plenty of restaurants ranging from quaint and traditional to contemporary, along with a good mix of pubs and bars for an enjoyable night out.
For your shopping needs, the town has a good mix of both independent shops and well known high street stores. For business in the town, conference venues include those at the Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel and the nearby Hadlow Manor Hotel, and the nearest major airports are Gatwick Airport and London City Airport.
Tonbridge Car Hire
Wherever you are in Tonbridge, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Tonbridge car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Among the places to visit in Tonbridge, here are a few:
You can enjoy a tour around the ruins of this Grade I listed Castle and look around the 13th century Gatehouse while learning all about the Castle and its history of sieges, and visitors can also explore the armoury and battlements and the tour gives you a feel of life in medieval times.
Penshurst Place and Gardens
A short distance from Tonbridge is this impressive 14th century manor house, the Sidney family home, which you can visit and learn about the history of the house and family. The grand rooms you can see include the Long Gallery with many historical portraits, the Baron’s Hall with a Minstrel’s Gallery, the Tapestry Room, the Nether Gallery with an armoury collection and the Queen Elizabeth Room with beautiful historic furniture. The gardens are also a delight to see, and include Italian, Heraldic and Rose Gardens, and the Parkland has stunning scenery with woodlands and picturesque lakes.
Hop Farm Family Park
Close to Tonbridge is this fun Park which has many attractions for all the family to enjoy, which includes a range of children’s rides, indoor and outdoor play areas, farmyard animals to see as well as birds of prey. You can also play laser combat at the Park as well as dancing at the roller disco.
Haysden Country Park
This is a delightful Country Park and Nature Reserve where you can come and enjoy the surroundings of grassland, woods and lakes, and the Park also has the River Medway running through it. You can explore the Park, which has marked nature trails, with all its wildlife, and there are also picnic areas to relax by the lake, along with a children’s play area.
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery
At this Museum and Art Gallery visitors can see many varied collections including historic clothing, such as wedding dresses, toys such as teddy bears and dolls houses and historic decorative woodwork. The Museum also has natural exhibits such as fossils, animals and fine art.
River Hill Himalayan Gardens
Not far away, in Sevenoaks, you can visit these lovely gardens with many features, including a hedge maze and interesting sculptures. At the Gardens there are hidden pathways to explore, and an adventure playground, and you can even build a den. The gardens are delightful and varied and include rhododendrons and roses, ponds, fountains and ancient trees, and you can have great countryside views from parts of the Gardens.
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