Royal Tunbridge Wells is surrounded by some of the finest stately homes and castles in Kent, many with connections to well known figures from history. From the renowned landscaped gardens of Leeds Castle to the moat at Hever Castle in Kent - each historic building has something unique and wonderful to offer.
Hever Castle, just 8 miles from Royal Tunbridge Wells, is best known as Anne Boleyn's childhood home. Built around a central courtyard and surrounded by a moat, the castle was also once home to the Astor family.
Penshurst Place has been in the ownership of the descendants of the Elizabethan poet Sir Philip Sidney for the last 450 years. An extensive medieval manor houe, it is as well known for its beautiful Elizabethan style gardens as it is for the magnificent Baron's Hall, the finest example in England.
Leeds Castle, 'the loveliest castle in England', surrounded by a lake and 500 acres of parkland landscaped by Capability Brown, is within a short drive of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Finchcocks a fine Georgian manor set in beautiful gardens, surrounded by parkland. The manor houses a collection of historical keyboard instruments, visitors are given the opprotunity to play the instruments themselves.
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