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 Headcorn Station Forecourt to Tenterden. Daily, hourly, about 25 minutes journey. Buses return to the station forecourt. Operated by Arriva. Buses to Tenterden also operate from Ashford International and Rye.

Accomodation in Tenterden:

The White Lion The Woolpack Hotel

Tenterden map

Kent & East Sussex Railway by bus

A 10½ mile preserved steam railway from Tenterden to Bodiam.
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.
Open Apr-Oct, M-S 1000-1600, Sun 1300-1600.
Bus see Tenterden above.