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WADHURST CASTLE COTTAGE

Things To Do

Whether holidaying with your family or catching up with friends, there are plenty of things to do, from enjoying the lovely walks around the Wadhurst Castle Estate to taking days out at various local attractions and many nearby National Trust Properties.  Camber Sands, Brighton Pavilion and the Bluebell Railway are also popular with visitors to Wadhurst Castle Cottage.

Wadhurst village is a short walk away with an excellent selection of shops, two local pubs in the village – the Greyhound and the White Hart – and also Indian and Pizza restaurants and is just seven miles from Royal Tunbridge Wells.  The south coast, including Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings, is less than an hour’s drive away and for music lovers, Glyndebourne is even closer!

For activity seekers, the beautiful Bewl Water Reservoir is just 10 minutes away, for boat rides, cycle hire and taster courses in a variety of water sports such as windsurfing and sailing.

There are several golf courses, and also clay pigeon shooting and various fishing lakes in the area. Sea fishing is available at Brighton and there are some excellent walks on our doorstep, including ones around Wadhurst Castle Estate.

Here are some popular days out,  visitor attractions and places to eat:

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Great Dixter

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Birthplace, home and passion of gardening writer the late Christopher Lloyd. Great Dixter was built in 1450 and boasts one of the largest surviving timber-framed halls in the country with antique furniture and a needlework collection. Sir Edwin Lutyens was employed to restore the house and gardens in 1910. The gardens are now the hallmark of Christopher Lloyd, with a variety of clipped topiary, wild meadow flowers, mixed borders, ponds and the Exotic Garden.

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Leeds Castle

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Described as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’, the 900 year old Leeds Castle surrounded by a moat and 500 acres of parkland offers year round events and attractions. It was a popular residence of Edward I and Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s first wife lived here and in modern times has been used as a location for films including James Bond in Moonraker!

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Bodiam Castle

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A glimpse into the splendour of 14th Century life. Bodiam is a moated castle with magnificent ruins where once knights would have lived, loved and fought. The original wooden portcullis still survives in the impressive gatehouse. Seasonal events are staged throughout the year.

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Arlington Bluebell Walk, East Sussex

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Open from mid April to mid May, this local bluebell walk and farm trail was developed to support local charities. It offers eight interesting walks around three farms. With free car parking, dogs on leads welcomed, and a picnic area and refreshments provided by the duty charity, it makes a great day out for all the family.

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Wadhurst Village

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Wadhurst village is a short walk away with an excellent variety of shops, including banks, a post office, chemist, butcher, green grocer, mini supermarket and several hair dressers.  There is also a health food shop and tea rooms with wonderful home made cakes, where you can relax after a walk round the Castle estate. There are also two local pubs in the village – the Greyhound and the White Hart – and also Indian and Pizza restaurants and is just seven miles from Royal Tunbridge Wells.