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.

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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  1. Add The Vineyard to your Itinerary

    The Vineyard

    Lamberhurst

    English pub / bar serving locally sourced food

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    British

  2. Add The Great House to your Itinerary

    The Great House

    Hawkhurst

    Pub / Bar

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    Restaurant

  3. Add Pashley Manor Gardens to your Itinerary

    Pashley Manor Gardens

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    Garden

    Ticehurst, Wadhurst

    Pashley is an ideal destination for garden lovers, art and history enthusiasts, keen photographers or those looking for a peaceful and enjoyable day out surrounded by beauty and nature.

  4. Add Hole Park Gardens to your Itinerary

    Hole Park Gardens

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    Garden

    Rolvenden

    15 acres of spectacular gardens and woodlands. Spectacular bluebell wood.

  5. Add Biddenden Vineyards to your Itinerary

    Biddenden Vineyards

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    Vineyard

    Biddenden

    Biddenden Vineyards is the oldest commercial vineyard in Kent, established in 1969. It has grown to 23 acres, producing White, Red, Rosé and Sparkling English Wines. The vinyard is also known for producing cider and pressed juices. <br /><br />The vinyard and shop are open to visitors all year...

  6. Add Biddenden Vineyards to your Itinerary

    Biddenden Vineyards

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    Vineyard

    Biddenden

    Biddenden Vineyards are set in 23 acres on a south facing slope where eleven varieties of grape are grown to produce white, red, rose and quality sparkling wines.

  7. Add Weald Sports Centre to your Itinerary

    Weald Sports Centre

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    Cranbrook

    High quality sporting facilities to include swimming pool, sports hall, fitness studio, exercise studio and creche.

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    Bewl Water

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    Lake / Reservoir

    Lamberhurst

    Set in the heart of the High Weald and surrounded by 800 acres of outstanding natural beauty, Bewl Water is the perfect place to watch the seasons change and to enjoy some healthy family fun for all ages.

  9. Hawkhurst Fish Farm

    Add Hawkhurst Fish Farm to your Itinerary

    Hawkhurst Fish Farm

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    Fish Farm

    Hawkhurst

    Carp fishing for the family with a choice of 7 lakes, cafe and pottery.

  10. Add The Poet at Matfield to your Itinerary

    The Poet at Matfield

    Matfield

    Offering great British classics with a modern twist, and a comfortable pub with cask ales and a global wine cellar - our emphasis in on quality, taste and a fair price.

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    Restaurant

  11. Add St. Mary's Church Goudhurst to your Itinerary

    St. Mary's Church Goudhurst

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    Church / Chapel

    Cranbrook

    The church on the hill above the village.

  12. Add The Queen's Hall Theatre to your Itinerary

    The Queen's Hall Theatre

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    Theatre

    Cranbrook

    Providing entertainment in the heart of the Kent Weald.

  13. Add St. Dunstan's Church Cranbrook to your Itinerary

    St. Dunstan's Church Cranbrook

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    Church / Chapel

    Cranbrook

    Cathedral of the Weald.

  14. Add UK Electric Bike Hire & Tours to your Itinerary

    UK Electric Bike Hire & Tours

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    Cycling

    Biddenden

    Why not try an electric bike, zipping between vineyards or maybe stop at an iconic castle or a world-famous garden?  Our routes take you along the  quiet lanes of the Weald of Kent, passing oast houses and Wealden hall houses, farmsteads and ancient woodland.  You can stop at a village pub for...

  15. Add Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest to your Itinerary

    Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

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    Forest

    Goudhurst

    Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest is a magnificent place for healthy outdoor activities.

  16. Add Scotney Castle to your Itinerary

    Scotney Castle

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    Garden

    Lamberhurst

    Not one but two houses! Victorian country house and ruined 14th century moated castle set in one of England's most romantic 'picturesque' style gardens.

  17. Add Cranbrook Union Windmill to your Itinerary

    Cranbrook Union Windmill

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    Windmill

    Cranbrook

    The tallest surviving smock mill in the British Isles, measuring 72 feet to the top of the cap.

  18. Add Merriments Gardens Ltd to your Itinerary

    Merriments Gardens Ltd

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    Garden

    Hurst Green

    The gardens at Merriments in the rolling Sussex countryside never fail to delight.

  19. Add Sissinghurst Castle Garden to your Itinerary

    Sissinghurst Castle Garden

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    Garden

    Cranbrook

    Famous, stunning gardens set in the remains of a large Elizabethan house amidst the unspoilt Weald countryside.

  20. Add Cranbrook Museum to your Itinerary

    Cranbrook Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Cranbrook

    A 'must' for every visitor to the Weald.

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