Visit Tenterden - Things to see and do in Tenterden

01/11/2018
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Visit Tenterden
Things to see and do in Tenterden
 
Things to see and do in Tenterden Town. The list below is in no particular order. 
 
  1. Kent & East Sussex Railway. Tenterden's Steam Railway, the country's finest example of a rural light railway. The line trundles through the lovely Kent & East Sussex countryside from Tenterden to Bodiam https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/directory/kent-east-sussex-railway-tenterden-listing-629.aspx
  2. Colonel Stephens Railway Museum dedicated to the light railway engineer Colonel Holman Fred Stephens who built or was associated with 16 light railways including the Rother Valley Railway (which later became the Kent & East Sussex Railway) https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/directory/colonel-stephens-railway-museum-listing-797.aspx
  3. Tenterden Museum. 1000 years of history! Housed in a typical weather boarded industrial building common in the area in the latter part of the 19th century. Two floors showcasing the town's history, agriculture, industry and people https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/directory/tenterden-museum-listing-648.aspx
  4. High Street Shopping, beautiful buildings and excellent shopping, many independent shops https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/directory/tenterden-high-street-listing-1518.aspx
  5. St Mildred's Church, normally open during daylight hours (the tower is only open a few times a year for special events). The church dates from the 12th century and is Grade 1 listed. The imposing tower which is 130 feet in height, dominates the town's skyline, and was constructed in 1461 https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/directory/st-mildreds-church-tenterden-listing-703.aspx
  6. Old Dairy Brewery, Tenterden Station Yard, award winning beer, brewery tours on Thursdays and Saturdays, occasional pop up pub, brewery shop https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/directory/old-dairy-brewery-listing-779.aspx
  7. Lower High Street, pretty weather boarded shops and houses, many dating back hundreds of years https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/directory/lower-high-street-tenterden-listing-1519.aspx
  8. Tenterden Town Hall, built in about 1790, impressive Georgian building, assembly room lists the names of the Bailiffs and Town Mayors dating back to 1449,  tourist information https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/directory/tenterden-town-hall-listing-1516.aspx
  9. The Old Grammar School, formed in about 1521, now a ladies fashion store
  10. Pubs, Restaurants & Cafes.  When the sun shines the chairs & tables spill out onto the pavement; eat, drink & watch the world go by
* Some visitor attractions are only open during the season March/April to Autumn so please check first before travelling.
 
Close to Tenterden ... and some things to see and do a little further away

  1. Smallhythe Place, Tenterden, 3 miles https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/directory/smallhythe-place-listing-602.aspx
  2. Chapel Down Vineyard, Tenterden, 3 miles
  3. The CM Booth Collection (Motor Museum), Rolvenden 3 miles
  4. Biddenden Vineyards, Biddenden, 4 miles
  5. Retreat Animal Rescue Centre, High Halden, 4 miles https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/directory/the-retreat-animal-rescue-farm-sanctuary-and-cafe-listing-1226.aspx
  6. Hole Park Gardens, Rolvenden, 4 miles https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/directory/hole-park-gardens-rolvenden-listing-1033.aspx
  7. Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch, 5 miles https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/directory/rare-breeds-centre-listing-817.aspx
  8. The Big Cat Sanctuary, Smarden, 6 miles
  9. Bodiam Boating Station, Newenden, 6 miles
  10. Gusbourne Estate Vineyard, Appledore, 7 miles
  11. Sissinghurst Castle, Sissinghurst, 8 miles
  12. Great Dixter House & Gardens, Northiam, 8 miles
  13. Bodiam Castle, 10 miles (take the steam train from Tenterden Town Station)
  14. Headcorn Aerodrome, Headcorn, 8 miles
  15. Godinton House & Gardens, Ashford, Jacobean house, beautiful gardens & ancient parkland, 10 miles
  16. Ashford Designer Outlet, Ashford, 80 leading brands plus 50 more stores opening in Autumn 2019, 12 miles
  17. Curious Brewery, Ashford, bar, restaurant, beer, shop, 12 miles
  18. Hush Heath Vineyard, Staplehurst, 13 miles https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/directory/hush-heath-estate-listing-1277.aspx
  19. Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye Harbour, 14 miles https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/directory/rye-harbour-nature-reserve-listing-1517.aspx
  20. Camber Sands Beach, 16 miles https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/directory/camber-sands-listing-1288.aspx
 
 
 
PHOTOS: Lewis Brockway 

 

Visit Tenterden - Things to do and see in Tenterden

 

Visit Tenterden - Things to do and see in Tenterden

 

Visit Tenterden - Things to do and see in Tenterden

 

Visit Tenterden - Things to do and see in Tenterden

 

Visit Tenterden - Things to do and see in Tenterden

 

Visit Tenterden - Things to do and see in Tenterden

 

Visit Tenterden - Things to do and see in Tenterden

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