Royal Tunbridge Wells itself is steeped in history and Belleville features on one of the guided walking tours. Information about these walks, details of places of interest, dates for your diary, opening times, special offers and admission fees are available through the Royal Tunbridge Wells Tourism Office.
The Pantiles is one of the first places you would want to visit when staying at Belleville. There are plenty of shopping, eating and drinking opportunities here, along with a selection of events and entertainment. Music festivals and farmers markets are hosted during in the summer months, while art galleries pubs and independent shops are open all year round. A recent addition to the Pantiles is celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager’s Cooking School.
There is ample opportunity for retail therapy in Royal Tunbridge Wells, with the Royal Victoria Place only five minutes walk from Belleville. Chapel Place, Vale Road and the Old High Street are also on hand with small independent shops.
Also on your doorstep are restaurants such as Thackeray’s and The Hotel du Vin, as well as independent coffee shops like The Cake Shed, Juliets, Ismail and Basil.
If you want to venture a little way out of town, there are many attractions and activities available. The National Trust have Hever Castle, Chartwell, Knole, Bodiam Castle, Igtham Mote, Batemans, Downe House and Sissinghurst Castle all local, to name a few. Nearby English Heritage sites include Battle Abbey and Bayham Old Abbey, while local independent properties include Groombridge Place, Penshurst Place, Leeds Castle and Pashley Manor Gardens.
Bewl Water near Lamberhurst houses the regions largest reservoir, and is ideal for sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, fly fishing and alike. If you prefer cycling, horse riding, or walking Bedgebury Forest is home to 2 thousand acres of trees, including Go Ape, should you fancy spending a little time swinging around. There is also the Spa Valley Railway, Wine Tasting at Biddenden, lots of country pubs and you’re never far from the coast either.
To stretch your legs closer to Belleville though, you can enjoy the Common or Dunorlan Park, or even Nevill Park Golf Course which is within walking distance. Other local golf courses include The London Golf Course, Dale Hill in Flimwell, Lamberhurst Golf Course and Tunbridge Wells Golf Club.