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What to see in Tunbridge Wells without a car?

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What to see in Tunbridge Wells without a car?

Hello, we'll be visiting Tunbridge Wells as a day trip from London by train. Many of the interesting places seem to be outside the town, would anyone have information please about what to see, and if there is transport to some of the gardens & stately homes outside the town? Many thanks

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1. Re: What to see in Tunbridge Wells without a car?

Hi - here's a link to local buses www.buses.co.uk/travel/destination.aspx… but remember that you can use trains as well. The preserved steam Spa Valley Railway from Tunbridge Wells West (NOT the main station) is worth a trip and you can get off at Groombridge to see the sights there too. Check timings and that your train will be steam hauled here : spavalleyrailway.co.uk/visitor_information/

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2. Re: What to see in Tunbridge Wells without a car?

Thanks very much Mike, that's great

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4. Re: What to see in Tunbridge Wells without a car?

And in the evening, if you are a pub and beer person, find the Weatherspoon's pub in the town centre . It's the old Opera House. The interior is worth the price of a pint or two and a perfect excuse to try some decent beer.

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5. Re: What to see in Tunbridge Wells without a car?

Take a look also at the Kent public transport map which has most of the major tourist attractions marked on it.

https:/…countymap.pdf

Then check times at www.traveline.org.uk

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Sorry that link didn't work. I am in France on what purports to be high speed internet but it has taken me 15 minutes to make two simple posts! It is

https:/…countymap.pdf

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7. Re: What to see in Tunbridge Wells without a car?

Which places do you want to visit ? Across the road from the train station is Calverley Park grounds, it's a nice stroll which will take you to the top of the town.

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8. Re: What to see in Tunbridge Wells without a car?

How about a trip to Tonbridge Castle?

http://www.tonbridgecastle.org/

Here is a bus route. Tonbridge is about 5 miles away

arrivabus.co.uk/uploadedfiles/Services/South…

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9. Re: What to see in Tunbridge Wells without a car?

Tonbridge has lots of other old things to see (not me any longer as I moved) and possibly worth an afternoon out.

Buses can take ages as the road between Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge is busy and narrow, trains between the two run every 15 minutes, take 9 minutes and are centre to centre.

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10. Re: What to see in Tunbridge Wells without a car?

Thank you very much everyone for taking time to send me this info....it's very much appreciated!