Local Area

Bewl Rookery B&B is perfectly situated between Wadhurst and Lamberhurst to provide you with a base for all your holiday activities in this beautiful part of the south east of England. You can walk from our back garden onto footpaths and bike routes that will allow you to explore the superb countryside of Kent and East Sussex. We are minutes away from Bewl Water, which offers watersports, fishing and other outdoor pursuits including a 12.5 mile path for walkers, runners and cyclists and is open all year round.

You can also walk during the day time from our back door to at least six pubs (from 1 – 12 miles away) all along country footpaths. We have detailed information of these walks in our Guest Information Book when you come and stay.

National Trust properties, public gardens and historic sites are only a very short distance away including Scotney Castle, Pashley Manor, Bedgebury Pinetum, Batemans, Battle and Royal Tunbridge Wells for shopping, restaurants, bars and the pretty Pantiles.

Below are just a few of the wonderful places you can visit while touring this area of Kent and East Sussex:

Gardens

  • Pashley Manor
    One of the finest gardens in England. These beautiful gardens are open from April to September.
  • Scotney Castle Gardens
    A 14th Century moated castle set in romantic gardens surrounded by lovely woodland estate
  • Great Dixter
    The family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd – just stunning. Open April – October.
  • Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens
    A 16th Century tower with the most famous 20th Century garden in England

Historic

  • Scotney Castle
    Victorian mansion to explore along with the romantic 14th Century moated castle and stunning gardens
  • Bayham Abbey
    Impressive 13th – 15th century ruins of a sandstone built church, chapter house and gate house.
  • Wadhurst Church
    A fascinating and attractive 11th Century tower and 13/14th Century Parish Church. Notable for having more iron memorial slabs than any other Church in England. More information here.
  • Bodiam Castle
    Medieval magnificence on a visit to this 14th century moated castle and ruined interior.
  • Battle Abbey and market town
    We live in 1066 country! Visit the site of the battle, the Abbey built by William the Conqueror and the charming town.
  • Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells
    Georgian colonnade walkway. Historic and now full of shops, bars and cafes.
  • Bateman’s
    A 17th Century house that was home to Rudyard Kipling
  • Penshurst Place
    14th Century Manor House and gardens
  • Hever Castle
    Childhood home of Anne Boleyn set in magnificent gardens.

Outdoor activities

  • Bewl Water
    The southeast’s largest lake surrounded by beautiful Wealden Countryside offering walking, riding, cycling, fishing
  • Bedgebury Pinetum
    A recreational and conservational arboretum
  • Arena Pursuits
    Outdoor activity business based on 250 acres overlooking Bewl Water, book ahead for quad biking.
  • Kent & Sussex Steam Railway
    The UK’s finest example of a rural light railway. Take a trip back in time and enjoy lovely scenery.
  • Ashdown Forest and Pooh Sticks Bridge
    Huge area for walking and a change to visit the home of Winnie the Pooh
Places to Eat

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Local Sights

Scotney Castle – 2 miles

Lamberhurst – 2 miles

Wadhurst – 2 miles

Bewl Water –
By road – 2 miles
By footpath – 0.5 miles

Bayham Abbey – 3 miles

Tunbridge Wells – 7 miles

Bateman’s – 9 miles

Sissinghurst
Castle    – 11 miles

Bodiam Castle – 12 miles

Battle – 16 miles

Great Dixter – 15 miles

Local History

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