Useful Links

Links to local attractions and facilities

Surrounding Villages and Area

Brenchley & Matfield
Horsmonden
High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Pubs & Restaurants

Castle Pub, Castle Hill

1 mile – great steaks

Halfway House, Brenchley

2 miles – CAMRA pub, lots of outside seating

Hopbine, Petteridge

2 miles – CAMRA pub, cosy with home cooked food

The Wheelwrights Arms, Matfield

3 miles - More than just pub grub.
www.wheelwrightsarmsmatfield.co.uk

The Poet at Matfield

3 miles - fine dining of the highest quality
www.thepoetatmatfield.co.uk

The Vineyard, Lamberhurst

5 miles Excellent varied menu.

Turmeric Gold, Tudeley

6 miles – excellent Indian cuisine
www.turmericgold.net

Poacher, Tudeley

6 miles – pub restaurant
www.thepoachertudeley.co.uk

Star & Eagle, Goudhurst

6 miles, hotel restaurant
www.starandeagle.co.uk

La Zia Maria, Goudhurst

6 miles, classical Italian
www.laziamaria.co.uk

Great House, Hawkhurst

8 miles, English and French cuisine
www.thegreathouse.net

Bull, Three Leg Cross

9 miles, good pub grub. Ideal if you are walking round Bewl.
www.thebullinn.co.uk

The George Inn, Robertsbridge

9 miles, great food and atmosphere

Curlew Bodiam

14 miles - Modern British food (Michelin Star)
www.thecurlewrestaurant.co.uk


tourist information

Tourist Information

Visit the Heart of Kent

www.visitheartofkent.com

Visit Kent - The Official Kent Tourism Website

www.visitkent.co.uk

Tunbridge Wells

www.visittunbridgewells.com

Tonbridge Castle

www.tonbridgecastle.org

Sevenoaks

www.sevenoakstown.gov.uk

Maidstone

www.tour-maidstone.com

Cranbrook

www.visitcranbrook.com


national trust

National Trust Properties

There are many local National Trust properties nearby. Local National Trust Property page.

Bateman's
Bodiam Castle
Chartwell
Emmetts Garden
Ightham Mote
Knole
Scotney Castle
Sheffield Park Gardens
Sissinghurst Garden
Sprivers
Wakehurst Place


english heritage

English Heritage

Local English Heritage properties.

Battle Abbey (site of Battle of Hastings)
Downe House (Darwin's home)
Dover Castle and Tunnels
Lullingstone Roman Villa
Michelham Priory
Pevensey Castle


Castles and Gardens

Downderry Lavender Nursery
Godinton House Gardens
Great Comp Garden
Great Dixter House & Garden
Groombridge Place Garden
Hever Castle & Garden
Hole Park Garden 
Leeds Castle
Lullingstone Castle & World Garden
Marle Place Garden
Merriments Garden
Pashley Manor Garden
Penshurst Place
Tonbridge Castle


Walking

The High Weald Landscape Trail or a number of local paths.


Cycling

Route 18 of the National Cycle Network is close by as well as the easier Parish Pedals to explore. 
Bedgebury National Pinetum and cycle ways (bike hire) 
Bewl Water - Sailing, biking, windsurfing and trout fishing


Birdwatching

RSPB Tudeley Woods

All three British species of woodpecker live in the wood as well as nuthatches and treecreepers. The springtime there is a carpet of bluebells and primroses. Many different warblers nest on the reserve.
RSPB Tudeley Woods

RSPB Broadwater Warren

Set in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Beauty near to Royal Tunbridge Wells, Broadwater Warren is a large conifer plantation with a few remnants of heathland surviving. The RSPB are restoring the area to its original habitat of a wildlife-rich mosaic of heathland and native woodland species with some clumps of pines, a wet woodland, a rare woodland mire and forest ponds.
RSPB Broadwater Warren

Birding UK and Ireland

Bird Forum, places to see birds and bird information. You can ask experts where the best places are in the area.
UK and Ireland Bird Forum

Bewl Water

200 bird species have been recorded.
www.bewlwater.org

Bedgebury Forest

One of the best sites for Hawfinch in the south-east and usually 30-50 birds can be seen flying in to roost in the cypress trees between late November and early March. The area attracts Brambling, Lesser Redpoll and Siskin in winter. Long-eared Owl can be sighted in winter.
www.bedgeburypinetum.org.uk


Shooting

West Kent Shooting Club


Fishing

Fishing at Horsmonden, Flimwell, Hartley and Bewl Water


Golf

Local golf courses include:


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Chart Hills Golf Club
Dale Hill Golf Club
Hawkhurst Golf Club
Hever Castle Golf Club
Lamberhurst Golf Club
The Nevill Golf Club
Poult Wood Golf Centre
Tunbridge Wells Golf Club


Other Attractions

Biddenden Vinyard
Chapel Down Winery at Tenterden
Chatham Dockyard
Fenton Curling Centre
Finchcocks Musical Museum
Biddenden and Lamberhurst Vinyards
Hop Farm
Tudeley Church

 

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