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“Ever changing array of shops”
Review of The Pantiles

The Pantiles
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Pantiles is an area of 70+ independent stores offering a shopping experience uniquely suited to finding that special something and rarely found in other shopping centres. Almost entirely all owner-run there are a variety of specialist shops, art galleries, cafés, restaurants and bars each offering their own particular style of trading. Festivals involving Jazz, Food and Fashion are frequent along with fortnightly Farmers' and Craft Markets showcasing the best of the region's talent. Immerse yourself in the 400 year old history of the location brilliantly reflected in the elegant tree flanked colonnaded walkway. Summer months also present visitors with the opportunity to sample the waters of the Chalybeate (pronounced Ka-lee-bee-at) Spring whose discovery back in 1606 marked the beginning of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Tunbride Wells
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Ever changing array of shops”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

The turn over in shops on the pantiles makes it well worth return visits even if you've been before . If you can combine a trip with the date of the Tunbridge Wells farmers market then you can enjoy a thoroughly pleasant TW experience approx 15 mins walk either side of the station

Visited July 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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“If in Royal Tunbridge Wells.......”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

A walk through the Pantiles is worth doing as a form of shopping, window or otherwise. However, as an attraction, probably not. There are some interesting shops and cafes, which cover a very diverse array of options. They are certainly not cheap and browsing appeared to be what most other people were doing. It does have some atmosphere, even on the quite chilly day that we visited.

Visited May 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fab shops”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

I live in a small village in the North West of England. There are no decent shops anywhere near. The Pantiles had awesome small shops stocking lovely clothes etc. I want to live here. I went to 'Pure' that stocks cashmere and silk clothes. Wow !

Visited August 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Is it worth a walk?”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is a very pretty part of TW and it is worth a walk around, you can certainly get a feel for how times used to be and it is inspiring in that way. Cafes are slightly over priced and there were a few boarded up shops which is just a shame to see.

Visited June 2013
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Dover, United Kingdom
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“Entertaining mix of shops and cafes”
Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Loved the feel of the place. Place has a vibrant atmosphere with all the pubs and cafes having outdoor seating. Very much enjoyed the diverse nature of it all, and the curio shops are fun to browse even if you can't find ( or afford ) to purchase. Love the number of second hand book shops in this area.

Visited August 2013
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