The Jewel of the Weald
Tenterden, the long-dubbed "Jewel of the Weald", still sparkles. Reams of heritage buildings house one-off shops; thriving festivals and nearby vineyards add even more shine.
Tenterden's townscape is idyllic. Swathes of greens are lined with trees; a wealth of ancient architecture includes white-painted weatherboarding, tile-hung fascias and unique 'mathematical tiles'. It creates a relaxed, irresistible environment in which to shop. Quirky, upmarket, independent stores are everywhere, specialising in gifts, books, collectibles and antiques. Quaint cafes and smart eateries lie dotted around.
And if this isn't enough to tempt you, coach parking exclusively for group tourist visits is free of charge for stays of up to three hours. Coach parking in Tenterden is located in Station Road (east side) just off the High Street for up to five coaches and is available from April until the end of October. November to March will have two dedicated coach parking bays. Terms and conditions apply, for further information, click here or contact the Visitor Information Service.