town and civil parish in the Ashford district of Kent, England

Tenterden is a small town of 7,000 in the heart of Kent. It has become very popular with tourists and has a large variety of shops, from fashion clothing to the usual tourist fare.

Get inEdit

Most people will arrive by motor vehicle from Ashford, the nearest major town or Hastings using the A28 road.

There are buses from Ashford and Headcorn which has the nearest railway station.

Get aroundEdit

Tenterden is relatively small, with most of the attractions within walking distance from the centre.



  • Kent & East Sussex Railway. Operates between Tenterden and Bodiam in East Sussex, passing through some very attractive countryside in the process. A one-day adult unlimited ticket costs £11. Bodiam Castle is at the end of the line. A trip on the train and a visit to the castle make a good day out. There is a pub at the entrance to the castle which provides good food, as well as the castles gift shop and tea room.    



  • Prezzo.
  • Café Rouge.


  • Locally produced Biddenden Cider is very good. There are also some local wines.

There is no shortage of good pubs or restaurants.


  • Best Western London Beach Hotel.

Go nextEdit

Routes through Tenterden
Hastings  SW   NE  AshfordCanterbury

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