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Lovely Lamberhurst Village

Lovely Lamberhurst Village

by David Hodgkinson

Lamberhurst

With such a medley of pretty English villages in the Tunbridge Wells area, it is difficult to choose which to visit, so why not make a tour of a few.

Lamberhurst should definitely be part of your tour if you like country pubs, castles and walks.

No more than 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells and neighbour to Wadhurst and Goudhurst, there is time enough to include Lamberhurst in your itinerary. 

Ancient village, ancient commons and woodlands

The three hills of School Hill, Spray Hill and Town Hill lead up steeply from the River Teise which flows through the centre of Lamberhurst.

The famous Lamberhurst Gloucester ironworks, named after Queen Anne's shortlived son, was amongst the last in Kent to produce iron.

In the main street is a portion of the early railings of St Paul's Cathedral, made in the village in 1710 and returned to the village in 1976.

Rich in land as well as history, the village Common is used for local events today as it has in years gone by.

These include the New Year’s Day Fun Run, Bonfire Night, Summer Fair, the year long Lamberhurst Music Festival (classical, opera and choral genres), and the village market on the first Wednesday of every month.

Browse through What’s On for more details.

Country walks and country pubs

With no less than 5 great country pubs in and around Lamberhurst, this is the place to stop off and refresh yourself.

Take a wander around!

St Mary’s Church is in a beautiful spot at the top of the village with evidence of a church being on this site since Saxon times.

John Piper designed one of the stained glass windows and is on the list of church tour must-sees.

Want to stay?

On the outskirts of Lamberhurst is the gorgeous Scotney Castle, well worth a visit. And the nearby Lamberhurst Golf Course tempts you with idyllic English country scenery too.

You’ll find Bewl Water, Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest and Bayham Abbey are right on the doorstep too.

For more on walks in the area see 'external links' at bottom of the page.

Our scenic driving tour page will give you a ready made tour or inspire you to explore for yourself.

If you want to stay for longer, see our accommodation options for your leisure pleasure. 

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