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Royal Tunbridge Wells, now part of commuter land, lies at the heart of one of the most scenic stretches of countryside in England. In Georgian times this popular spa town gained a reputation as the place to see and be seen amongst royalty and fashionable members of the aristocracy, the old buildings that remain reflect this heritage, especially in the Pantiles where the spring still exists.

Retaining much of the charm and elegance of its Georgian heyday, Royal Tunbridge Wells today has all the modern amenities, a large number of shops, cinema, hotels, etc. with some nice countryside around it reflected in the town's pleasant Common.

Must see sights include: the Pantiles and its chalybeate spring, the Millennium Clock, Calverley Grounds and the Salomons Museum to name but a few.

Did You Know

Royal Tunbridge Wells is one of only three towns in England to have been given the official prefix “Royal” and was granted by King Edward VII in 1909.

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Borough Council

The coat of arms consists of a shield with drops of water on a red background between two spheres which represent fountains, from the top is a triangular wedge in gold upon which is a red lion standing on its hind legs. The Crest consists of a Red Lion emerging from a Well holding a sphere (fountain) between its paws.

The arms were granted to the Royal Tunbridge Wells Borough Council 19th July 1889.

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Wiesbaden - Germany


Tunbridge Wells West Railway Station

Royal Tunbridge Wells Road Sign

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council


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