The Pantiles is a historic area and one of Royal Tunbridge Wells' most iconic. Known for its elegant Georgian architecture, paved walkways, and distinctive colonnaded buildings, The Pantiles makes up a big attraction for the town. The buildings feature colonnades with cast-iron pillars, forming a covered walkway and adding a beautiful character to the place.

The Pantiles is closely associated with the Chalybeate Spring, a natural spring that formed the main attraction to draw visitors to the area originally, with the allure of the iron-rich water being believed to bring health benefits. Today, The Pantiles is an area with a range of independent shops, boutiques, cafés and galleries. It is also known to host various events and entertainment throughout the year.

Travel Distance

One of the big attractions to those in Kent is Bluewater Shopping Centre, one of the largest in the UK. From The Pantiles, driving there would take about 50 minutes. This is a particular draw for people who want to spend the day on a shopping trip with more options for shops, 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.

An hour's drive south could lead to a day at Camber Sands, an idyllic beach front 2 miles long with rolling sand dunes, ample parking, and watersports. Visitors have often praised the picturesque nature of Camber Sands beach, and accessibility to the connecting village of Camber, where visitors can explore and grab a bite to eat.

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