Tenterden the Jewel of Kent
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Fascinating and ancient heritage, traditional shopping, family fun, glorious countryside activities and events make Tenterden and its surrounding villages perfect for a great day out, a weekend break or a holiday stay.

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Tenterden - The Jewel of the Weald

As anyone who has visited the town will tell you the picturesque 'Cinque Port' of Tenterden has every reason to declare itself 'The Jewel of the Weald'. Its fine High Street must rank amongst the most attractive in the Country with historic houses, shops, restaurants and pubs separated from the carriageway by wide expanses of tree-lined grass verges.

William Caxton, who in 1477 printed the first English book, was said to have been born here. Keeping guard over the town is the pinnacled tower of St Mildreds Church from where once the signal beacon warned of the approach of the Spanish Armada, and where later Lord Nelson's daughter, Horatia was the wife of the vicar.

However Tenterden is also a town for the 21st century with modern amenities, varied and interesting shopping, great places to stay, fascinating museums and visitor attractions, and events for all the family. Look here online for all your business, tourism and community information : www.tenterdentown.co.uk

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