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County - Kent | Map
Tel code: 01580 | code search
Postcode: TN17 | code search
Population: 1000
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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

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Sissinghurst Tandoori Restaurant
"For a t/a, quality, taste,and service, price, It can't be beaten, the curry's are consistent and cooked to your requirements. I wish they delivered

Date visited: 9 Feb 2002-2013 ..." More

Bull Inn
"Having read some excellent reviews, my friend and I were looking forward to trying The Bull Inn at Sissinghurst. What a disappointment. Arrived Wed 1st June at 1.45pm and asked to ..." More

Bull Inn
"We chose pastas because other meals were very expensive (scampis 15 pounds, we found very good scampis in Hastings for 6 pounds !). Pastas were not good and very poor ..." More

Travel Tip

"You've got to try Sissinghurst Castle farmhouse for B&B. Its sensational, but not listed on your site. (I think its only just opened and I must have been one of ..." More

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Sissinghurst is a small village in the county of Kent, situated with Cranbrook to the south, Goudhurst to the west, Tenterden to the east and Staplehurst to the north. Originally called Mylkehouse, Sissinghurst changed its name in the 1850s. The village shares its history with that of the nearby Wealden town of Cranbrook, having strong evidence of cloth and iron ore manufacturing activities. Sissinghurst is most famous for its Castle and the magnificent gardens created in the 1930s by Vita Sackville-West, poet and gardening writer, and her husband Harold Nicolson, author and diplomat. Sackville-West was a writer on the fringes of the Bloomsbury group which made her own garden famous and now one of the most widely visited in the UK. The garden itself is designed as a series of "rooms", each with a different theme and colour, divided by high clipped hedges and pink brick walls. The Street runs through the centre of the village and is where the village pub, The Bull, can be found as well as the acclaimed Rankins restaurant, a tandoori restaurant, a general store, antique and interiors shops and the village hall. Sissinghurst's parish church is the Anglican Trinity Church, built in 1838.

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Bull Inn

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Bull Inn
Rankins
Sissinghurst Tandoori Restaurant

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Sissinghurst C of E Primary School

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Godwin House B&B (0.70 miles)

Godwin House B&B

Situated in the heart of the Weald of Kent in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Godwin House is just one mile east of the ancient village of Cranbrook, the smallest town in Kent and ... More | visit website

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Tollgate Farm B&B (1.34 miles)

Tollgate Farm B&B
Jim and Chris welcome you to our farmhouse situated in the High Weald with orchard and woodland walk in the grounds. All our visitor accommodation is on the ground floor which is ideal ... More | visit website
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George Hotel & Brasserie (1.50 miles)

George Hotel & Brasserie

The George Hotel and Brasserie is one of Cranbrook's landmark buildings, dating back to the 14th century. Guests can easily access local attractions, as well as enjoy the relaxing ambiance of the hotel itself. The ... More | visit website

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Freedom Holiday Homes (1.50 miles)

Freedom Holiday Homes
Our friendly, helpful staff who have extensive local knowledge will assist you to choose from our superb range of self catering accommodation in cottages, barn conversions, Granaries, Oast Houses and apartments throughout the beautiful counties ... More
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Bishopsdale Oast (3.59 miles)

Bishopsdale Oast

Bishopsdale Oast was built in the 1700s, and is a double kiln oast house, and is now highly recommended bed and breakfast accommodation. It is peacefully situated in Kent, the Garden of England, with outstanding ... More | visit website

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Barclay Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast (4.26 miles)

Barclay Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast
Barclay Farmhouse is a luxuriously extended 18th Century dwelling-house situated in the historic village of Biddenden, in the heart of Kent. It is set in beautifully maintained gardens with a large pond and enjoying rural ... More | visit website
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Oak Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast (4.33 miles)

Oak Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast
We offer the ideal location to visit the numerous attractions in Kent, including many castles, gardens and National Trust Houses. Complimentary tea and homemade cake is served on arrival to welcome you to Oak Tree ... More | visit website
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Star & Eagle Hotel (4.49 miles)

Star & Eagle Hotel

Nestling in the heart of the Kentish Weald, The Star and Eagle is found in the village of Goudhurst. Standing 400ft above sea level the building commands outstanding views across the surrounding countryside, for which ... More | visit website

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Three Chimneys Farm (4.49 miles)

Three Chimneys Farm
Set amidst glorious countryside at the end of a one mile farm track, in the heart of the Weald of Kent, on the edge of Bedgebury Forest, 4 stylishly converted Kentish farm buildings. Comfortable, ... More | visit website
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Waters End Farm B&B (4.59 miles)

Waters End Farm B&B
Waters End has 43 acres (20 hectares) situated in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by the valley we nestle in. With marvellous views over lakes, a stream, rolling fields and hop gardens, ... More | visit website

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