Tenterden, dubbed the “Jewel of the Weald”, retains its historical charm and is set amidst the wonderful Kentish countryside.
I love working in our Tenterden office. The high street has retained its old market town atmosphere. There's still a good selection of independent shops and some great pubs. The schools have excellent reputations too.
As one of the most highly regarded towns in the South East of England, Tenterden is a popular destination due to its unique mix of fascinating history, traditional shopping, beautiful countryside and activities for all the family.
You will find our Tenterden Estate Agents office at the eastern end of the town opposite the recreation ground.
This picturesque ‘Cinque Port’ of Tenterden can be found nestled within the heart of the Kent countryside and is often referred to by many as the Jewel of the [Kent] Weald. With its fine array of historic houses, high street shops and boutiques, it is in no doubt, one of the most attractive of the Kentish towns and visited by many due to its historical heritage.
Tenterden was originally made famous by William Caxton who in 1477 printed the very first English book and was said to be born here. Furthermore, it is claimed that the later Lord Nelson’s daughter, Horatia met and married the vicar of St Mildred’s Church – the church that sits proudly within this traditional town.
Aside from its traditional and historical ties, Tenterden is a fine example of how ‘old meets new’ for it is a true 21st-century bustling town which boasts a variety of modern amenities, varied and interesting shopping, great places to stay and fascinating attractions and events for all the family.
Tenterden and District Museum
The museum was opened in 1976 and is run entirely by volunteers. It is a member of the Kent Museums Group and works closely with Ashford Borough Council’s Culture and Tourism Department. The museum maintains […]Find out more
London Beach Spa and Country Club
For the perfect spa escape why not experience the saline swimming and large hydrotherapy pools, relax on the under-water loungers and feel the powerful water jets massage your stresses away. Luxuriate in the steam rooms […]Find out more
Tenterden Cricket Club
Made up of approximately 175 members, the club benefits from a group of qualified and dedicated sports coaches that ensure the provision of weekly training sessions held at the ground. Tenterden is an important part […]Find out more
Tenterden Leisure Centre
Tenterden Leisure Centre has a wide range of facilities offering an excellent choice of sporting and leisure activities. The facilities include a swimming pool including a 25m area for lane swimming, a fun pool area […]Find out more
The Woolpack Pub & Restaurant
The Woolpack, or ‘the Woolly’ as it is affectionately known is a popular choice of venue for those wishing to sample its ales, meals or for those who are looking for a convenient place to […]Find out more
Hole Park Gardens
Four generations of the Barham family have created a wonderful 16 acre garden in a magical parkland setting that must be everyone’s dream. Extensive yew hedges and herbaceous borders should be at their best for […]Find out more
Tea at the Oast
Originally built in 1897 to accommodate the local Kentish hops, it is a common building of its era and one that truly best represents Kent. Sadly there are fewer Oasts which are still accessible to […]Find out more
Chapel Down Vineyard
For those who enjoy the taste of English wines, beers and spirits, a tour and tipple at the Chapel Down Vineyards is a must! Heralding as England’s leading winemaker and one of the UK’s most […]Find out more
The Kent & East Sussex Railway
Sit back, relax and marvel at the breathtaking Kentish scenery that passes you by as you ‘click and clack’ along the restored track between the Kentish town of Tenterden and the current final destination of […]Find out more
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