Type:Towns & Villages

Edenbridge, Kent


The historic heart of the Eden valley, between the High Weald and the North Downs, Edenbridge can trace its history back to Roman Times.

However it was the building of “Eadenhelms bridge” in the tenth century that gave both the town and the valley their names. The town was an important crossroads on the route through the impenetrable forest of the Weald, and a centre for traditional industry, such as iron smelting and tanning. Today Edenbridge today offers a hidden wealth of experiences for the visitor.

Things to do in Edenbridge

A selection of medieval buildings, coaching inns, courtyards, the Eden Valley Museum, and a venerable church lay testament to its former importance, and offer a step back into history. Always colourful, Edenbridge holds a monthly farmers market, and is home to one of the oldest bonfire celebrations in the country.

Exploring outside this Kentish town a walker or cyclist can experience the picturesque and scenic countryside with its traditional pubs, breathtaking views, ancient castles, grand stately homes and some truly special and distinctive wildlife.

So if you are looking for a touch of history, local culture, some enticing eating and drinking, or simply to enjoy the countryside, you’ll find yourself at home in Edenbridge

The main visitor information point for the Eden Valley is located in Edenbridge. The Visitor Information Point is housed in a 14th century building above the Town Council’s office in Doggetts Barn.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Car

The Eden Valley is most easily accessed from junctions 5 and 6 of the London Orbital M25 or junction 10 of the M23. The valley also has good road links into the rest of Kent, Surrey and Sussex, and is easily accessed from the larger towns of Oxted, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and East Grinstead.

Public Transport Directions

By Bus

Bus services connect the Eden Valley with neighbouring towns and villages.

Services are provided by:

Kent County Council (www.kentpublictransport.info)

Arriva (www.arriva.co.uk)

Surrey Connect (01293 596831).

Buses4u (www.buses4u.org.uk)

General information on bus services can be found at www.traveline.org.uk

By Train

The Eden Valley is well served by train services. Convenient and regular trains connect the area with London, Ashford, Gatwick Airport and many other towns in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

For train service enquiries: National Rail Tel: 08457 484950 www,nationalrail.co.uk

The Eden Valley is served by two train routes: north to south by the London to East Grinstead and Uckfield line and east to west by the Redhill to Tonbridge line. Both are operated by Southern Trains www.southernrailway.com

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