Swimming in Tunbridge Wells

Swimming is a refreshing way to relax on holiday and wash away the every day tension.

Have a day of indulgence and visit one of the pools to rejuvenate weary mind and body whilst staying in Tunbridge Wells. A number of hotels in Tunbridge Wells have their own heated swimming pools. 

Not only could you swim, but you could float, sauna, steam and jacuzzi your way to a sparkling new you.  Why not book yourself a luxurious spa treatment too and emerge renewed. Check our Accommodation pages for which ones have such facilities.

Swimming to keep fit and have fun whilst staying in Tunbridge Wells is easy.  There are two sports centres with three pools in the Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre at St Johns and one pool in the Weald Centre at Cranbrook. 

You can enjoy serious keep fit lane swimming or splashing about with the family.  Both pools have general swim sessions and dedicated lane swimming. This is a great rainy day option to bear in mind too. 

The Sports Centres have their own timetables on their websites with their different activities.  You do not need to be a member to use these pools. 

Outdoor and Wild Swimming near Tunbridge Wells

Tonbridge is only a 30 minute drive or 10 minute train ride away and here there is an outdoor leisure pool which is well used during the hot weather. Laze about on the grass around the pool and jump in to cool off.

Haysden Lakes is only 6 miles down the road near Tonbridge, a TriSwim membership is required but can be pre-booked and carried out in 15 minutes. Leybourne Lakes and Holborough Lakes, both of which are only 17 miles from the centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells, are 2 more sites for such fun. 

Ride your bike from your lodgings then dive in and make the most of the open country air and water.

A swimming assessment session is required first at a cost of around £15 then it is £5 a swim. Check websites for details.

Spectators can visit Bewl Water at the right time and watch triathlon / open water swimming events. It is not possible to undertake open water swimming by members of the public.

Other watersports can be undertaken such as canoeing, scuba diving and sailing too.  Get a group together and have a whale of a time splashing about in the water!

Stay in a cosy place in Tunbridge Wells where you can warm up and then carry on your adventures!

There are many other things to do to keep everyone healthy, fit and busy whilst staying with us, check out our loaded Activities section.

External Links

Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre

Paddock Wood Sports Centre

Cranbrook Sports Centre

TriSwim

Leybourne Lakes

Holborough Lakes

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  1. Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk

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    Waymarked Trail

    Tunbridge Wells

    The Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk is a 27.5 mile (44.3km) route that explores the wide variety of fertile and beautiful countryside around Royal Tunbridge Wells, a town within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the borders of Kent and East Sussex.

  2. Add Pashley Manor Gardens to your Itinerary

    Pashley Manor Gardens

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    Garden

    Ticehurst, Wadhurst

    At Pashley you will discover 11 acres of beautiful borders and vistas - the culmination of a lifetime of passion for gardening and an admiration of the tradition of the English country garden.

  3. Add Spa Valley Railway to your Itinerary

    Spa Valley Railway

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    Steam Railway

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Spa Valley Railway takes you on a picturesque railway journey through through the beautiful Wealden countryside from Tunbridge Wells to High Rocks, Groombridge and Eridge

  4. Add Chalybeate Spring to your Itinerary

    Chalybeate Spring

    Type

    Spa

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Visitors came to see and be seen in fashionable Tunbridge Wells, but above all to 'take the waters'.

  5. Add Scotney Castle to your Itinerary

    Scotney Castle

    Type

    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.

  6. Add Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre to your Itinerary

    Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre

    Type

    Theatre

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Located in a converted Grade A listed church by the noted architect Decimus Burton, Trinity Theatre hosts a varied programme of art exhibitions, theatre, films, dance, opera and music productions.

  7. Add Kino Cinema Hawkhurst to your Itinerary

    Kino Cinema Hawkhurst

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    Cinema

    Hawkhurst

    Kino is the UK's first purely digital cinema with the full HD experience.

  8. 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.

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

    The Queen's Hall Theatre

    Type

    Theatre

    Cranbrook

    Providing entertainment in the heart of the Kent Weald.

  10. Add Sissinghurst Castle Garden to your Itinerary

    Sissinghurst Castle Garden

    Type

    Garden

    Cranbrook

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

  11. Add High Rocks to your Itinerary

    High Rocks

    Type

    Natural Feature

    Tunbridge Wells

    Acres of breathtaking sandstone rocks interlinked with bridges provide a scenic walk in a tranquil woodland setting.

  12. Add Temper Temper The Chocolate Experience to your Itinerary

    Temper Temper The Chocolate Experience

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    Cookery School

    Tunbridge Wells

    Have a go at making your own delicious confections!

  13. Hawkhurst Fish Farm

    Add Hawkhurst Fish Farm to your Itinerary

    Hawkhurst Fish Farm

    Type

    Fish Farm

    Hawkhurst

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

  14. Kalmora Spa

    Type

    Spa and Relaxation

    Goudhurst

    Spa and Salon treatments

  15. Hollywood Bowl

    Hollywood Bowl

    Type

    Bowling

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Bowl on one of the 24 lanes, have a drink from the bar, play at the American Pool Pit, dine out and experience the latest in arcade technology as well as Virtual Reality.

  16. Bowles Outdoor Centre

    Add Bowles Outdoor Centre to your Itinerary

    Bowles Outdoor Centre

    Type

    Adventure Park / Playground

    Eridge Green

    A residential outdoor centre with accommodation for 94 offering rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, canoeing and outdoor management development courses.

  17. Add Dunorlan Park to your Itinerary

    Dunorlan Park

    Type

    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    A glorious local awarding winning park and testament to the Victorian landscaping era. Boating lake and cafe.

  18. Add Assembly Hall Theatre to your Itinerary

    Assembly Hall Theatre

    Type

    Theatre

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    The Assembly Hall Theatre is a 1,000 seat theatre offering an eclectic programme with everything from family shows to classical music.

  19. Add Salomons Estate to your Itinerary

    Salomons Estate

    Type

    Museum

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Salomons Estate – Kent’s undiscovered gem

    Constructed by Decimus Burton for Sir David Salomon, it was the first house in Britain to use domestic electricity.

  20. Add Bewl Water to your Itinerary

    Bewl Water

    Type

    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.

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