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County - Kent | Map
Tel code: 01732 | code search
Postcode: TN9 | code search
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Birthplace of:
Cecil Powell Anna Atkins William Caxton
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Folk Customs:
Admiralty of the Medway
Biddenden Dole
Blessing the Sea and Diving for the Cross
Canterburys Hop Hoodening
Rochester Sweeps' Festival
St Bartholomew's Day Bun Race
The Offham Quintain

Tonbridge Events

April
Weald of Kent Craft Show

June
Glorious Gardens week
Tonbridge Carnival

July
Hop Farm Festival
Tonbridge Castle Festival of Music and Fireworks
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Haysden Country Park
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Forge House Dental Practice
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Dove Cote Inn
"had the most fantastic sunday lunch, reasonably priced and yummy, lots of friends also visited at different times and would strongly recommend. The staff are fab too, cannot do enough ..." More

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The historic market town of Tonbridge, which pre-dates Norman times, lies on the Wealdway Walk and the Medway Valley Walk on the River Medway where it splits into two channels. This provides the town with numerous riverside walks and two major river bridges, with locks and country walks easily accessible. The Weald of Kent can be explored easily from here. Recorded in the Doomsday Book in 1087 as Tonebridge, the name is thought to have indicated a bridge belonging to Tunna, a common Anglo-Saxon name or alternatively, a bridge belonging to an estate or manor from an Old English term ‘tun’. During the1800’s the town was known as Tunbridge but in the 1900’s the Royal Mail, due to confusion with the much newer town of Tunbridge Wells, changed it. Richard Fitz Gilbert who was a nobleman in William the Conqueror’s invading army built a castle in the 11th century but it was afterwards taken by King John and subsequently besieged by Prince Edward, son of Henry III. The besieged garrison burnt it to the ground rather than see it fall but the town and castle were rebuilt in the 13th century and became an official residence of Edward II. The mighty gatehouse of the 13th century Castle, is one of the finest in England and boasts the best example in Kent of a ‘Motte and Bailey’ Gatehouse. Completely dominating the town, even to this day, it has recently been completely renovated, re-roofed and restored as part of a £375,000 millenium project. The Earl of Gloucester earned the town the right to hold a weekly market in 1259. Although originally held in High street, the market moved to its present site in Bank Street in 1856 when the Stock and Cattle Market was formed. Although the cattle market closed in 1971, the site is still owned by the company and a weekly general market has been held since 1960

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David James Book Keeping & Accountancy Services
John Foster Powell & Co
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Sandison Lang & Co

Attraction

Brattle Farm
Broadview Gardens
Downderry Nursery
Haysden Country Park
Iden Croft Herbs
Penshurst Place and Gardens
Penshurst Vineyards
Sprivers Garden
Tonbridge Castle

Budget

Premier Inn Tonbridge *book online*
Premier Inn Tonbridge North *book online*

Classes

Yoga - Tricia Martin

Conference Centre

The River Centre

Dentist

Aycliffe Dental Surgery
Forge House Dental Practice

Doctor

Dr Dawson M J & Partner

Dunorlan Medical Group
Marden Medical Centre
The Quarry Centre
Trenchwood Medical Centre

Farmers Market

St. Giles Farmers Market
Tonbridge Farmers Market

Golf Club

Poultwood

Health and Fitness Club

Capel Gym

Inn

Carpenters Arms
Rose and Crown Hotel

Market

Horsmonden Farmers Market
St. Giles Farmers Market
Tonbridge Farmers Market

Pub and Bar

Cardinals Error
Dove Cote Inn
Greyhound
Little Brown Jug
New Drum
Pinnacles
Royal Oak

Restaurant

Alishan Restaurant
Banthai Restaurant
Dove Cote Inn
Honeymoon
Kalizeera
Leavers Manor Hotel
Si Eatery
Slug and Lettuce

School

Derwent Lodge Preparatory School for Girls
Hilden Grange Preparatory School
Sackville School
Tonbridge School

Solicitor

Sean Oconnor & Co

Taxi

Streamline
Tonbridge Mini Bus Hire
Tonbridge Taxis

Vet

Eton Veterinary Clinic

Sports Clubs

Paddock Wood Youth & Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Spelhurst CC (Cricket)
Tonbridge AC (Athletics)

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Tonbridge Angels (Amateur Football)
Tonbridge Town Sailing Club (Sailing)

Shops

Adams John
James Arthur Book Co
Oldroyds Bookshop
Flower People
Boots
Wyevale Garden Centre
Hadlow College Garden Centre
Paddock Wood Pet Supplies
Tonbridge Pet Store
H E Hall & Sons Ltd
Polly's
Quarry Hill Pharmacy
Wilkinsons
The Shoe Studio
Peter Newman
Osborne Harle
Marle Place GAalery
Robert Dyas

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Kristys
Holland and Barratt
PetTastic Pet Supplies
Peacocks
B&Q
Prinny's Boutique
Homebase
Specsavers

Antiques

Derek Roberts Antiques
Barden House Antiques
Roberts Derek

Activities

Ministry of Paintball(Adventure)
M V Princess Pocahontas(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Cycle-Ops(Cycling)
Riding Farm Equestrian Centre(Riding)

Places to Stay near Tonbridge

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Rose & Crown Hotel (0.07 miles)

Rose & Crown Hotel

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The Best Western Rose & Crown Hotel is an old English coaching Inn, set in the heart of Tonbridge. Set in the middle of Tonbridge High Street, opposite the Ancient Castle ... More | visit website

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Langley Hotel (0.48 miles)

Langley Hotel

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The Langley, is ideally situated in the heart of Kent, just on the edge of the market town of Tonbridge. The Langley is premier hotel in the area. We enjoy the best ... More

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Premier Inn Tonbridge North (0.81 miles)

Conveniently situated only 2 miles from Tonbridge train station. For shops and local amenities Tonbridge town centre is only 2 miles away. Local attractions include Oast theatre, Tonbridge Castle and Hever Castle. Our Tonbridge North Premier ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Tonbridge (1.09 miles)

A great location for visiting some of the many local attractions including Tonbridge Castle, Hever Castle, Penhurst Place, Hop Farm, Bewl Water and Bedgebury Forest. For shops and local amenities Tonbridge Wells is only 1 ... More | visit website
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Carpenters Arms (2.02 miles)

Carpenters Arms

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The privately owned Carpenters Arms is a brand new hotel with a reputation as a high-standard gastro pub, producing great food and serving customers in a warm, friendly manner. The en suite ... More

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Innkeepers Lodge (2.62 miles)

Innkeepers Lodge
** ALL ROOMS & RATES INCLUDE COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BUFFET BREAKFAST ** Situated on the A26 only two miles north of Royal Tunbridge Wells, this lodge is opposite the picturesque cricket green of Southborough and adjoins ... More | visit website
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Ramada Jarvis Tunbridge Wells (3.62 miles)

Ramada Jarvis Tunbridge Wells

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Stay at the Ramada Tunbridge Wells and experience everything you'd expect from an international hotel company. Superior 3 star property located near M25. Poolside Leisure Club. Mallows Restaurant and Oast House ... More

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Camden Arms Hotel (4.22 miles)

Camden Arms Hotel

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The camden Arms Hotel is a 200 years old coaching inn, with a new Accommodation building,purpose built, added in May 2007. All rooms have en-suite facilities with power showers. The ... More

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Hadlow Manor Hotel (4.23 miles)

Hadlow Manor Hotel

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Nestled amidst beautiful countryside in the heart of Kent, this early 19th century, listed Georgian manor house is ideally located, just minutes away from the centre of Tonbridge by the A26. Boasting ... More

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The Royal Wells Hotel (4.39 miles)

The Royal Wells Hotel

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A most comfortable hotel with a commanding position, overlooking Tunbridge Wells Common.

The Royal Wells Hotel owes it's regal title to Queen Victoria, who made frequent visits as a young princess in ... More

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The Houses of Parliament burn down - 1834, Jane Eyre Published - 1847, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Published - 1950, First Edition of Blue Peter - 1958
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