1 day in Tonbridge Itinerary

1 day in Tonbridge Itinerary

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Tudeley
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Tudeley

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On the 30th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church, walk around Haysden Country Park, then step into the grandiose world of Tonbridge Castle, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Tonbridge Swimming Pool and Spa.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tudeley sightseeing planner.

London to Tudeley is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In April, daytime highs in Tudeley are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tudeley

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

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Tonbridge travel guide

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Parks · Castles · Entertainment Centers
Tonbridge is a market town in the English county of Kent, with a population of 40,356 in 2015. It is located upon the River Medway, approximately 4mi north of Royal Tunbridge Wells, south west of Maidstone and south east of London. It belongs to the administrative borough of Tonbridge and Malling .HistoryToponymyThe town was recorded in the Domesday Book 1087 as Tonebrige, which may indicate a bridge belonging to the estate or manor (from the Old English tun), or alternatively a bridge belonging to Tunna, a common Anglo-Saxon man's name. Another theory suggests that the name is a contraction of "town of bridges", due to the large number of streams the High Street originally crossed.Until 1870, the town's name was spelt Tunbridge, as shown on old maps including the 1871 Ordnance Survey map and contemporary issues of the Bradshaw railway guide. In 1870, this was changed to Tonbridge by the GPO due to confusion with nearby Tunbridge Wells, despite Tonbridge being a much older settlement. Tunbridge Wells has always maintained the same spelling.Normans and Tonbridge CastleTonbridge stands on spur of higher land where the marshy River Medway could be more easily forded. Ancient trackways converged at this point. There is no record of any bridge before 1191. For much of its existence, the town remained to the north of the river, since the land to the south was subject to extensive seasonal flooding. One part of the town is called 'Dryhill'. Richard Fitz Gilbert de Clare founded the Priory of St Mary Magdalene in 1124.

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