Tenterden is an historic town in Kent, England. It is situated on the Weald, about 10 miles (16 km) north of Ashford. Tenterden has a long and rich history, dating back to the Roman times. The town was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and was granted its first charter by King Edward I in 1295. Tenterden was a thriving wool and cloth town in the Middle Ages, and was known for its high-quality woollen goods.
Tenterden began to decline in importance as a wool and cloth town in the 16th century. However, the town remained a popular market town, and was also a centre of the hop industry.

In the 19th century, Tenterden became a popular seaside resort. The town’s well-preserved medieval centre and its beautiful countryside attracted many visitors. Tenterden was also known for its lively arts and culture scene, and was home to a number of artists and writers, including H.G. Wells and Edward Thomas.

Today, Tenterden is a thriving town with a population of over 7,500 people. The town is a popular tourist destination, and is known for its well-preserved medieval centre, its beautiful countryside, and its proximity to the coast.


The Tenterden Museum tells the story of the town’s history, from its Roman origins to the present day. The museum has a number of exhibits and artifacts, including a collection of Roman pottery and a model of the Tenterden Town Hall.

St Mildred’s Church is a beautiful 15th century church. The church is known for its tall steeple, which is the tallest in Tenterden. The church also has a number of interesting features, including a medieval font and a stained glass window by the artist Edward Burne-Jones.

Tenterden High Street is a charming historic street that is lined with independent shops, cafes, and restaurants. The street is also home to a number of historic buildings, including the Town Hall and the Woolpack Inn.

Tenterden Town Hall
Aerial view of Tenterden

Tenterden Millennium Garden is a beautiful public garden that was created to celebrate the millennium. The garden has a variety of plants and flowers, as well as a number of sculptures and water features.

Kent & East Sussex Railway is a heritage railway station located in Tenterden. The station offers a variety of train rides, including steam train rides and diesel train rides.