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Postcode: TN17 | code search
Population: 1650
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Folk Customs:
Admiralty of the Medway
Biddenden Dole
Blessing the Sea and Diving for the Cross
Canterburys Hop Hoodening
Rochester Sweeps' Festival
St Bartholomew's Day Bun Race
The Offham Quintain

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Waters End Farm B&B
"The pictures are very decieving. We ended up staying in a converted garage or industrial unit which was away from the house shown in the picture. While we ..." More

Bull at Benenden
"The best roast dinner hi have ever eaten out. Just like me moms.

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Benenden is a village and civil parish in the Tunbridge Wells District of Kent. The parish is located in the Weald, six miles to the west of Tenterden. Benenden is most famous for its girls’ boarding school, located to the north of the village. Three young teachers came in search of somewhere to open a new school in 1924 and came across Hemsted, the old manor house owned since the 1400s by the Guldeford family. Now Hemsted house is Benenden School, one of the top private girls’ schools in the country, numbering Princess Anne among its former pupils. The main part of the village is focussed around the green where cricket is played in the summer months and is bounded by St George's Church (a 19th century church on the site of a medieval building destroyed by fire), the village school, the gloriously fronted memorial hall, and the Bull public house. Benenden Hospital on Goddard’s Green Road was founded in 1907 as the centre for tuberculosis treatment for members of Trade Unions and large numbers of public sector employees who joined what is now the ‘Benenden Healthcare Society’. The hospital now provides a wide range of treatment services to private and NHS patients too.

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Godwin House B&B (2.37 miles)

Godwin House B&B

Situated in the heart of the Weald of Kent in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Godwin House is just one mile east of the ancient village of Cranbrook, the smallest town in Kent and ... More | visit website

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Bishopsdale Oast (2.72 miles)

Bishopsdale Oast

Bishopsdale Oast was built in the 1700s, and is a double kiln oast house, and is now highly recommended bed and breakfast accommodation. It is peacefully situated in Kent, the Garden of England, with outstanding ... More | visit website

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George Hotel & Brasserie (2.81 miles)

George Hotel & Brasserie

The George Hotel and Brasserie is one of Cranbrook's landmark buildings, dating back to the 14th century. Guests can easily access local attractions, as well as enjoy the relaxing ambiance of the hotel itself. The ... More | visit website


Freedom Holiday Homes (2.85 miles)

Freedom Holiday Homes
Our friendly, helpful staff who have extensive local knowledge will assist you to choose from our superb range of self catering accommodation in cottages, barn conversions, Granaries, Oast Houses and apartments throughout the beautiful counties ... More
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The Royal Oak (3.26 miles)

The Royal Oak

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The Royal Oak is the first ArtHouse Hotel in England. It’s a concept created by Proprietor Janelle Tresidder to bring high quality original art into an English hotel. At the Royal ... More

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Oak Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast (4.27 miles)

Oak Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast
We offer the ideal location to visit the numerous attractions in Kent, including many castles, gardens and National Trust Houses. Complimentary tea and homemade cake is served on arrival to welcome you to Oak Tree ... More | visit website
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London Beach Country Hotel, Golf Club and Spa (4.46 miles)

London Beach Country Hotel, Golf Club and Spa

One of the finest establishments in Kent, the London Beach Country Hotel, Golf Club and Spa is a comfortable and stylish Country Hotel with fabulous views across beautiful countryside; it is situated just outside the ... More | visit website

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White Lion (4.61 miles)

White Lion

The White Lion Hotel now gracefully combines ‘olde worlde’ charms with a contemporary look and feel. We offer 15 comfortable, unique hotel rooms including four poster beds and family rooms. Guests can also make use ... More | visit website

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Little Silver Country Hotel (5.02 miles)

Little Silver Country Hotel
Traditional English hotel of Georgian style in the heart of the Weald of Kent on the edge of Tenterden. Set in its own landscaped gardens close to one of South-East England's finest towns. Twenty mins from the ... More | visit website
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Three Chimneys Farm (5.12 miles)

Three Chimneys Farm
Set amidst glorious countryside at the end of a one mile farm track, in the heart of the Weald of Kent, on the edge of Bedgebury Forest, 4 stylishly converted Kentish farm buildings. Comfortable, ... More | visit website

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