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Taxi service and/or car with driver at Royal Tunbridge Wells

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Taxi service and/or car with driver at Royal Tunbridge Wells

My husband and I are planning a garden/castle tour in Kent in summer 2011. We will not have a car and need information on local taxi services (reliable) and/or a car with driver.

We are interested in visiting Sissinghurst, other small private gardens (e.g. Marle Place), Hever Castle, Scotney Castle, Leeds Castle, etc.

Does anyone know of a car/driver available for touring by day? Would taxis or buses be more efficient and less expensive?

Is Royal Tunbridge Wells a good choice for a base, or would a smaller Kent village be preferable?

Thanks very much!

Albufeira, Portugal
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1. Re: Taxi service and/or car with driver at Royal Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells is a good base for a stay as it is a large town with plenty of shops, restaurants and bars and things to do on a rainy day. I can say this as a former resident of the area.

However, getting from there to some of the places you mention is not easy by train/bus. An exception is Scotney Castle near Lamberhurst, which is 30 minutes by bus.

If you stayed in a smaller place you would find your travel options much more limited.

You will find that Tunbridge Wells has several taxi companies. Taxis in UK are very expensive.

Most of the castles and gardens have public transport information on their websites, so with a bit of research you will be able to list those which you can get to without recourse to taxis. But you will find that some, being fairly remote, will require the expensive option.

You will find this website of value

www.gardens-to-go.org.uk/kent_gardens.htm

www.gardens-to-go.org.uk/sussex_gardens.htm (Sussex county boundary is less than a mile from Tunbridge Wells so should not be discounted.)

Hope that helps and enjoy your trip to the garden of England.

Albufeira, Portugal
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2. Re: Taxi service and/or car with driver at Royal Tunbridge Wells

This map might also come in useful

https:/…countymap.pdf

3. Re: Taxi service and/or car with driver at Royal Tunbridge Wells

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