Local Interest

Come and fish peacefully at Tenterden Trout Waters and let your family explore the local Kentish countryside

Tenterden has a picture postcard High Street styled in typical Wealden weatherboarding. It is a busy town in the “Garden of England”, built up mainly in the 17th & 18th Centuries. St Mildred’s  Church dates back from the 12th Century and dominates the town, being visible for miles. Tenterden is 30 minutes from the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone and International Rail at Ashford and 1 hour from the Port of Dover.

The local area offers a wealth of famous gardens, Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, and Hole Park.
Famous castles in Kent such as Leeds, Bodium, Hever and Scotney are within driving distance

 

LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS:

Kent & East Sussex Railway

This is Tenterden’s own Light Railway which runs from Tenterden to Bodium.  You can see the steam trains running from the fishery.


Sissinghurst Castle

National Trust. Created in the 1930s by novelist Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicolson.

See their website


Smallhythe Place

National Trust. A 16th century half-timbered house, and cottage garden The  home of Shakespearean actress Ellen Terry, 1899 until 1928.

See their website


Tenterden & District Museum

Local themed exhibits, hop picking and Cinque Ports displays, shop.

See their website


Tenterden Vineyard – Chapel Down Wines

Spots Farm, Smallhythe, vineyard walks, tastings, shop, etc.

See their website


Tenterden Tourist Information Centre is located at Gateway, Manor Row in the High Street. T: 0300 3335658   W: www.visitashfordandtenterden.co.uk


Tenterden Town Website www.tenterdentown.co.uk