Southborough's history is intertwined with the historical development of Tunbridge Wells, dating back centuries. Archaeological studies have found evidence suggesting habitation in the area as far back as ancient times. In its early history, it is speculated the region was likely dominated by agriculture (a common part of medieval and earlier periods).

Transport and Travel

The closest train station to Southborough is in the Royal Tunbridge Wells borough of High Brooms. There are also bus options and bike-friendly roads connecting to the wider town.

Parks and Recreation

Southborough has a wealth of parks and green spaces where locals can enjoy days out with outdoor activities. Sports facilities are available in town, including Zumba, a youth football club, martial arts centres, along with open spaces in the countryside for running and other exercise. 

Southborough Common is open 24 hours a day and boasts spectacular views and fresh air. Barnetts Wood also offers space for a wander and perhaps a picnic in the warmer months.

Food and Drink

There are many highly rated restaurants, pubs, and takeaways in Southborough, along with supermarkets and convenience stores. With close-knit communities such as this, it is common for residents to frequent local eateries and form close groups and bonds with those in the area and those who run the establishments.

As a borough of Royal Tunbridge Wells, Southborough also benefits from being close to many other stores, restaurants, and marketplaces.

Days Out

One of the big attractions to those in Kent is Bluewater Shopping Centre, one of the largest in the UK. From Southborough, driving there would take about 30 minutes. This is a particular draw for locals of small villages who want to spend the day on a shopping trip, before possibly indulging in a walk through the Mosaic Gallery Tunnel to a large lake with a host of different wildlife. This location is perfect for cycling, sightseeing, or picnics.

Driving 40 minutes south from Southborough could see you exploring Battle Abbey, situated on the field where the Battle of Hastings was fought. This is just 10 minutes from the town of Hastings which boasts beautiful coastal views from its quaint pebble beach and a promenade for food and shopping.

Or, closer to home - just a 10-minute drive from Southborough - the UK Owl and Raptor Centre boasts glowing reviews and stunning birds with professional and experienced trainers. This is perfect for a leisurely and educational day out for people of all ages.

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