a station-by-station guide for UK tourist attractions


National Rail | station code HCN

Kent Offers & Links

Tenterden by bus

Tenterden is a traditional Kentish town with a picturesque wide High Street lined with weather-boarded shops. If you are happy to travel by bus (and steam railway) it makes a good base for exploring Kent and East Sussex.

TI Town Hall, tel. 01580 763572.

Bus 12 from Rail Station Forecourt to Tenterden. Daily, hourly, about 25 minutes journey. Operated by Arriva. Buses to Tenterden also operate from Ashford International and Rye.

Accomodation in Tenterden:

The White Lion The Woolpack Hotel The William Caxton Kent

Tenterden map

Kent & East Sussex Railway by bus

A 10½ mile preserved steam railway from Tenterden to Bodiam. Tel. 01580 765155, timetable 01580 762943.
Open please see website for details.
Bus see Tenterden above.
Buses to Bodiam (the other end of the Railway) operate from Hastings and Wadhurst.

Colonel Stephens Museum by bus

This museum at Tenterden station tells the story of the man who built and ran the K&ESR and many other Light Railways. Admission free, donations welcome.
Open Apr-Oct, afternoons when K&ESR trains are running.
Bus see Tenterden above.

Tenterden & District Museum by bus

The Museum covers local history with maps, models and exhibits of Tenterden, local buildings, industries and agriculture. The Museum is housed in a weather-boarded industrial building, a type once common in the area. Tel. 01580 764310.
Open Easter-Sep, Daily 1330-1630, opens 1100 Jul-Sep.
Bus see Tenterden above.