Visit Cranbrook and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Cranbrook, Kent. An old town which came into prominence in the 15th century when it became a centre of the weaving industry. A number of old buildings date back to the days of its greatest prosperity. Dominating the town is the Union Mill, a three-storied windmill built in 1816; standing 72 ft high, it is the second highest in England. It is now in the care of the Kent County Council and is kept in full working order with all its gear intact.
The parish church, St Dunstan's, dating from the 15th century., is well worth a visit. It is known as “the Cathedral of the Weald”.
Cranbrook School was founded in 1574, and was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I. She also laid the foundation stone of School House, now the headmaster's house.
west of Cranbrook on the B2085 is Glassenbury Park, a moated house mainly dating from the 15th century. Only the gardens are open at stated times; there is a very fine avenue of lime trees, at one end of which lies buried the horse Napoleon rode at the Battle of Waterloo.
Nearby towns: Ashford, Hastings, Maidstone, Robertsbridge, Rye, Tenterden, Tunbridge Wells
Nearby villages: Benenden, Biddenden, Etchingham, Flimwell, Goudhurst, Hawkhurst, High Halden, Headcorn, Standen
Have you decided to visit Cranbrook or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Cranbrook bed and breakfast (a Cranbrook B&B or Cranbrook b and b)
- a Cranbrook guesthouse
- a Cranbrook hotel (or motel)
- a Cranbrook self-catering establishment, or
- other Cranbrook accommodation