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The Pantiles
Introduction | History | Today

Today The Pantiles is still very much alive, renowned as offering some of the most elegant shopping in the UK. This attractive, colonnaded precinct is now equally famous for this as for its historical redolence. A fine blend of tradition and modernity, it has kept pace with the times whilst retaining the beauty and character of its past, and it is this unique charm that marks it out as such a popular destination for the modern visitor.

The area is perfect for browsing in the many antique, fashion and other specialist shops – including Peter Jenner’s - along the promenade. It is a delightful setting for pavement cafés, restaurants as well as the variety of outdoor activities, festivals and entertainment organised throughout the year.

Standing amidst the elegant shops and boutiques is the original Chalybeate Spring where visitors still have the opportunity (from Easter to the end of September) to sample these famed mineral waters direct from the spring, served by a 'dipper' in the traditional way.

The town’s Tourist Information centre is also located in this quarter with information on the wealth that the town and its environment has to offer.

The Wider Area

Royal Tunbridge Wells is situated in Kent - known as the “Garden of England” - in the south-eastern corner of the UK. It lies at the heart of one of the most scenic stretches of countryside in England, surrounded by the unspoilt beauty of the Weald, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It is the ideal location for a short break or as a base for exploring the beautiful and rich Kentish and Sussex countryside. Here you will discover many impressive castles, stately homes and formal gardens. Ancient abbeys, steam railways, rural museums and craft centres are to be found, as are delightful orchards, vineyards and hop farms. Equally appealing are the picturesque Wealden villages that dot the local landscape, with their splendid old churches and pubs.

Here Health and Social pleasures reign
Here polished ease with freedom dwells
No new nor ancient fount shall gain
A greater fame than Tunbridge Wells

JOHN BYROM (c. 1723)




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