The small, historic market town of Wadhurst is situated in the High Weald, just inside the East Sussex border with Kent and six miles south-east of Tunbridge Wells. Here, green spaces and woodlands are complemented by the character of the buildings - oast houses, charming cottages and quaint old inns such as the 16th Century Greyhound. The Church of St Peter and St Paul, with its towering spire, has attracted no less than six lightning strikes. The church is famous for its thirty iron memorial slabs, bearing testament to the town's former importance in the iron industry. Years later, many Wadhurst residents found employment at the grand manor houses and mansions that were being built locally. Some of these fine homes still remain, while others have been demolished. The 960-acre Wadhurst Park, still in private ownership and incorporating a large deer park, was once part of the estate of the former Wadhurst Hall. The imposing Wadhurst Castle (in fact a Regency building) stands on the site of a 14th Century house and with fabulous views over Sussex, it's a popular spot for weddings. Less romantically, Wadhurst was the location, in 1863, of the last legal bare-knuckle fight in England.
Places to Stay near Wadhurst
Spring Cottage (1.46 miles)
Little Tidebrook Farm (1.50 miles)
Swan at the Vineyard (2.95 miles)
As the name implies, The Swan at the Vineyard is located at the edge of our vineyard and overlooks both the vineyard and the Down conservation area of Lamberhurst.
A bar and restaurant with a superb ... More
Hopgarden House (3.48 miles)
Dale Hill Hotel (4.37 miles)
One Warwick Park Hotel (5.42 miles)
Camden Arms Hotel (5.57 miles)
Swan Hotel (5.57 miles)
Situated within the famous colonnaded Georgian Pantiles, the historic centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells, the Swan Hotel offers stylish, modern accommodation. Dating from the 1600s, the ... More