Visit Tenterden and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Tenterden, Kent. One of the most charming towns of the South, it has a broad High Street lined with shops and dwellings, nearly all with their original façades dating from Elizabethan to Georgian times. The Georgian predominates, most of the houses being built between 1720 and 1760. This is one of the most delightful streets in Kent for shopping, or just browsing. The private dwellings beyond the shopping area have also largely retained their old appearance, and the parks and greens which surround the town enhance its beauty. The town has fine old inns, one of the most attractive being the William Caxton, named after the man who brought printing to England and who may have been born in Tenterden in 1422.
The tower of the Parish Church of St Mildred dominates the town. Built in the 15th century, it rises more than 100 ft above the ground and from the top there is a clear view across the Weald to the Channel coast. It is possible at times to see shipping in the Channel, and even the French coast. At the base of the tower are the twin west doors of which there is only one other example in Kent (at Lydd) and four others outside the county. The main fabric of the church was built between the 12th and 15th centuries but there have been considerable alterations and restorations since.
Nearby towns: Ashford, Cranbrook, Hawkhurst, New Romney, Rye
Nearby villages: Appledore, Benenden, Bethersden, Biddenden, Bodiam, Brenzett, Brookland, Frittenden, Great Chart, Ham Street, Headcorn, High Halden, Hothfield, Iden, Kingsnorth, Little Chart, Newenden, Northiam, Orlestone, Pluckley, Rolvenden, Sandhurst, Shadoxhurst, Sissinghurst, Smarden, Snargate, St. Michaels, Staplehurst, Wavehorne, Wittersham, Woodchurch
Have you decided to visit Tenterden or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Tenterden bed and breakfast (a Tenterden B&B or Tenterden b and b)
- a Tenterden guesthouse
- a Tenterden hotel (or motel)
- a Tenterden self-catering establishment, or
- other Tenterden accommodation