If you are looking for a destination that can offer you culture, a slice of English history and an abundance of activities, then a Royal Tunbridge Wells holiday is the ideal choice for you. Often just shortened to Tunbridge Wells, this spa town became popular in the 18th century and has never looked back since. A Royal Tunbridge Wells holiday rental house will offer all the comforts of home with a host of things to see and do on your doorstep.
A Royal Tunbridge Wells holiday will leave you fulfilled and exhausted as there is so much to see and do! In terms of activities there is a wide range available including swimming, cycling, walking, tennis, golf, horse riding and rock climbing. In terms of things to see on a Royal Tunbridge Wells holiday, the first stop has to be The Pantiles. This is the cobbled area that surrounds the spring that was discovered, making the town eligible to call itself a spa town. Many of the buildings contained in The Panties date back to the 18th and 19th century. Also worth visiting in the town is the King Charles the Martyr Church. Dating back to the 17th century, this church has been visited by Queen Victoria in the 19th century and has the most wonderful internal plastering which dates back to the period in which it was built.
If you can prise yourself away from your comfortable Royal Tunbridge Wells holiday rental cottage, then you will find a range of interesting places to visit. One of the best towns in the region, which is approximately an hour's journey away from the town, is Ashford. The town has a range of things to see and do including the Ashford Borough Museum, which details the history of the area and is beautifully housed in a 17th century building. Also worth visiting in Ashford is the Godinton House and gardens. This 12 acre estate incorporates some beautiful, well-kept gardens and a Jacobean house. The younger members of your group will likely enjoy a trip to the South of England Rare Breeds Centre located in the town.
Visitors planning a Royal Tunbridge Wells holiday can expect to experience warm summers and cool winters. The warmest months of the year to have a Royal Tunbridge Wells holiday rental cottage are generally July and August when the temperature can reach as high as 32°C during the day. The coolest months of the year are December to January when the daytime temperature hovers at around 7°C. The annual rainfall for the year for the town is 27 inches.
Travel to Royal Tunbridge Wells Area, Kent Travellers on a Royal Tunbridge Wells holiday will likely land at London Gatwick Airport (LGW) which is 30 miles away from the town. Operators offering regular, cheap travel to the area include easyJet, Air Southwest, British Airways and Flybe. Passengers can depart from various other UK airports such as Edinburgh (EDI), Aberdeen (ABZ), Leeds (LBA), Newquay (NQY), Manchester (MAN) and Newcastle(NCL).