Visit West Malling and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
West Malling, Kent. West Malling became prominent in Norman times when an abbey was established here. The abbey was destroyed by fire, along with the village, in the 12th century. It was re-established for the Benedictine nuns, then had an eventful history after the Dissolution under numerous owners. The abbey has been partly restored and is again occupied by Benedictine nuns.
Most of the buildings in West Malling's High Street have been scheduled as places of architectural interest under the Town and Country Planning acts. Ford House, in the High Street, is 600 years old, and the Swan Hotel is substantially Tudor; it was a prominent coaching inn and favoured by Dr Johnson on his visits to this district. The parish church has a massive Norman tower, and an Early English chancel with triple lancet east window; the nave was rebuilt early in last century.
Nearby towns: Chatham, Gillingham, Maidstone, Rochester, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge
Nearby villages: Aylesford, Bearsted, Borough Green, Boughton Monchelsea, Boxley, Bredhurst, Brompton, Burham, Cobham, Cuxton, Detling, East Barming, East Farleigh, East Malling, East Peckham, Eccles, Fawkham, Gilling, Hadlow, Halling, Hempstead, Hildenborough, Holborough, Horton Kirby, Longfield, Loose, Luddesdown, Meopham, Mereworth, Plaxtol, Ryarsh, Shipborne, Snodland, Sole Street, Stansted, Strood, Trotterscliffe, Vigo, Wateringbury, West Kingsdown, West Peckham, Wouldham, Wrotham, Yalding
Have you decided to visit West Malling or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a West Malling bed and breakfast (a West Malling B&B or West Malling b and b)
- a West Malling guesthouse
- a West Malling hotel (or motel)
- a West Malling self-catering establishment, or
- other West Malling accommodation