Located in the heart of Kent, One Warwick Park Hotel is perfectly situated for our guests to enjoy the beautiful town of Tunbridge Wells. Nicknamed the ‘Garden of England’, Kent and the surrounding area is known for hop farms and historic towns and villages, as well as incredible natural scenery such as the South Downs. Staycations are becoming more popular, with many tourists are exploring UK destinations on holiday rather than heading abroad. Kent and Sussex have a variety of wonderful attractions to explore, whether you are interested in the culinary offering in the area and go to visit breweries and local eateries, or spend time exploring historic and cultural venues.
Here at our Tunbridge Wells Hotel One Warwick Park, we endeavour to offer our guests a premium holiday experience as they explore the beautiful county of Kent. With international travel still significantly more difficult to manage, there are plenty of tourists who are choosing to travel more locally. Whether you are taking a weekend break with your partner or heading out on a week-long holiday with the kids, there is plenty available in Tunbridge Wells for our hotel guests to explore.
History of Tunbridge Wells
Located in the county of Kent, Tunbridge Wells is a famous spa town that was a favourite of Victorian and Georgian holiday makers, who would come to the town to take the waters for their health. The town’s history as a tourist spot is easily seen in the range of parks and gardens scattered around the town. The architecture, particularly in the historic Pantiles, reflects Tunbridge Wells’ Victorian origins. There are many castles and historic sites near Tunbridge Wells to visit, including the site of the battle of Hastings.
Located in the heart of Kent, the county name derived from the Celtic tribe that lived in the area during the invasion of Caesar the ‘Cantii’. The area around Kent is mostly used as farmland, with a lot of hop farms as well as grazing pastures. In recent years, with warming temperatures, vineyards have been popping up across Kent, with many offering visitor tours, as well as a variety of local beers, wines and spirits for visitors to try while they are staying in Tunbridge Wells. With a beautiful stretch of coastline within reach, including coastal towns such as Brighton and Hastings, there is plenty to see in the area, along with many incredible hiking paths that any guests staying with us can explore.
When on a hotel trip, there are many ways to enjoy the experience, with some spending time relaxing at the hotel, and others preferring to spend their time hiking around Kent in the time they are there. With the beautiful spring weather now in full swing there are plenty of reasons to head out on a holiday to experience something new.
Here are a few of the attractions that Tunbridge Wells has to offer during a hotel trip. To find out more about our Tunbridge Wells hotel then please follow the link here.
Spa Valley Railway
This wonderful steam train experience will take guests from Tunbridge Wells to Eridge and back. This incredible experience allows those taking the train to experience a fantastic glimpse into the past by taking a trip on a steam train. A perfect day out for young children, the train not only offers a wonderful ride, but a catering car that has a range of snacks and nibbles.
Booking a trip on the Spa Valley Railway is a fun and classic way to explore the area around Tunbridge Wells if you haven’t brought a car, as the train has multiple stops at villages that are waiting to be explored.
The Pantiles offers a wonderful shopping and dining experience, with regular activities such as markets and jazz nights for guests to enjoy while they are staying in Tunbridge Wells. This beautiful Victorian promenade is a wonderful area to explore, with many spots to take in the sights.
If you are coming to visit Tunbridge Wells, keep an eye out for any events that may be going on during your stay. If you have any questions about what to visit while exploring during your stay, then consider asking one of our members of staff; they will be delighted to share what Tunbridge Wells has to offer.
The home of Medieval knights, Victorian gentlemen and even King Henry VIII, Igtham Mote is a truly interesting house to explore, with expansive grounds filled with some incredible wild flowers. Just a short drive away from Tunbridge Wells near Sevenoaks, the house offers a range of interesting features as well as a café and shop. Surrounded by a small moat, the house has some truly unique features to explore.
The Bewl Water Reservoir is the largest reservoir in the south east of England, with a footpath looping around the reservoir used by walkers, cyclers and horse riders every day. The reservoir is used for a variety of sports and activities, with many visiting to fish for trout, canoe or even book a Laser Tag session to enjoy as a family.
Perfect for families looking for a day of adventure as part of their holidays, Bewl Water is the perfect spot for some fun.
Located near Tunbridge Wells, these historic ruins offer a lovely day out. Located in a beautiful rural setting with plenty of space for a picnic, this is a wonderful trip to make for a relaxed afternoon in the sun. This 800 year-old abbey is a wonderful example of a monastery, with the ruins giving a good idea of life as a monk during the period. This abbey would have looked far more impressive when it was first built, but what remains, as well as the wonderfully curated grounds surrounding the area, make for a lovely day out in the sun.
If you are interested in a holiday at our beautiful Tunbridge Wells Hotel, then please contact us here. Our staff will be delighted to discuss what we can do for you.