Tours & Sightseeing in Tunbridge Wells
There are many tales of intrigue, scandal and delight about Tunbridge Wells that have emerged over the years.
The most entertaining way to hear all about the historic spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells is with a Tunbridge Wells Blue Badge Guide.
Our one-hour guided walking tours will take you through the Pantiles and the historic heart of the town.
You will discover its 400-year history and hear about the many famous visitors - from Queen Anne and Queen Victoria to Samuel Pepys - who made Tunbridge Wells the place in which to see and be seen!
The guides bring the stories and the history fully to life and are highly recommended.
Guided walks take place most Thursday and Saturday mornings (mid March to mid December) at 10:30am - regardless of the weather! Please do check our What's On page for dates.
Tickets: Only £5.00, available from the Royal Tunbridge Wells Tourist Information Centre. Tours last one hour.
All tours are conducted by a fully qualified Blue Badge Guide (Tourist Board accredited) and start and finish at the Tourist Information Centre in the Pantiles.
Read a Guide’s blog ‘Tales from a Tunbridge Wells Blue Badge Guide’ to get an insider’s view!
Seven Wonders of the Weald
See seven highlighted attractions, from heritage railway to vineyard to garden gems and grand castles around the Tunbridge Wells area, with an annual pass saving you pounds and offering special treats! Go to the Seven Wonders page for all the details.
Guided Group Tours in Tunbridge Wells
Arranging a group visit to Royal Tunbridge Wells? We would be happy to arrange a guided tour on a day and at a time to suit you.
From parties of 15 upwards, we can make the arrangements and suggest places to visit if you have a particular theme in mind.
Contact the Tourist Information Centre for further details.
Self Guided Walking Trail
Take a wander round Royal Tunbridge Wells at your leisure with the guidance of the Heritage Walking Trail, follow the claret coloured plaques and see the best bits!
Download the leaflet from our Download Brochure page and take your time stopping off at the inviting cafes, shops and restaurants along the way.
If Mount Pleasant Road is too much of a climb, you can always hop on the Shopper Hopper Bus to drop you off somewhere (only £1 for the whole day!) and then get it back down the hill later if you wish.
Tours further afield
Hawkhurst has a trail of its own if you dare! Imagine yourself a smuggler from the 18th century bringing in rum or tea and take yourself off on a self guided tour of the Weald to the Coast to find out how it was done.
Book a country cottage and enjoy a long break in the countryside, enjoying the slow life!