Antiques, boutiques, steam trains & a splash of the English bubbles
Tenterden in the heart of the Kent countryside has everything an old Kentish town should have.
The village green, heritage locomotives, tea rooms and heaps of character.
It’s one of those towns that you just want to jump out of your car and go and discover, and in the ‘Garden of England’ why wouldn’t you?
Tenterden through timeA little history
Exploring TenterdenStrolling the Town
Visit some of Kent’s Historic Towns, Villages & Cities
A visit to TenterdenHolding on to its charm
With little alleyways leading off the High Street, you find yourself becoming quite inquisitive.
You get the sense that there is a feeling of pride within Tenterden, beautifully kept homes and welcoming restaurants.
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You won't be able to put it down, you can pick it up for your Kindle or in good old paperback.
Discovering TenterdenThe Centrepiece
Our Kent road trips
A treat in TenterdenHeritage Railway
The original line through Tenterden Town was only open for around 50 years from 1903 until 1954.
It wasn’t until 1974 that the Kent and East Sussex Railway decided to give this nostalgic track a new lease of life.
Today you can hop on the beloved steam train, with its historic carriages, and travel the 11.5 miles (18.5km) across the beautiful Kent countryside.
There are 5 stops along the way, which takes around 50 minutes, it’s such a pleasurable way to travel.
Discovering the Kent and East Sussex RailwayPlatform pass
Where to eat in Tenterden?A few of our recommendations
Escape for a few days
Are you looking for that ‘perfick’ holiday hideaway to relax in while you discover the Garden of England?
After a day exploring the Kent coast and its many historic castles enjoy one of the handpicked properties and unique retreats at Holiday Cottages.
Close to TenterdenChapel Down Vineyard
Chapel Down’s speciality is sparkling wines and is now starting to give France a run for their money. Due to the location in the southeast of England, every year our climate gets slightly warmer.
So great news for the lover of the bubbles.
If you’re curious about English wines
A tour and tasting at Chapel Down Vineyard in Kent, England
Our video of TenterdenA look through our eyes
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