London is just 45 minutes by train. Yet there are many small hamlets and beautiful villages here in Kent often known as 'The Garden of England' By contrast the vibrant town of Brighton is an easy car drive away. Eastbourne (for Beachy Head) and historic Canterbury all make an enjoyable day trip from Tunbridge Wells. Go to the very heart of English history in Battle, East Sussex which just a short 30minute drive or train journey south. Venture a little further and you will arrive in the quaint town of Rye, an ancient cinque port full of cobbled lanes and smuggling history. The dramatic south coast with Seaford and the iconic Seven Sisters cliffs is a 45 minute drive away.
Hever Castle, Leeds Castle, Penshurst Place, Bodiam Castle, Knole Park, Ightham Mote and Sir Winston Churchill's home "Chartwell" are all within easy reach by car or public transport.
Gardens Sample the varied genius of English garden design at Sissinghurst Castle, Pashley Manor, Wakefield Place, Sheffield Park, RHS Wisley and Great Dixter.