A pretty weaver’s village with many buildings of historical interest including the St Michaels Church of the Archangel, at the heart of the village this church is known as the Barn of Kent due to its unusual architecture. West End House is run by local artists and showcases a mix of paintings and sculptures, and just a short drive from the village are the vineyards at Biddenden offering free guided tours and tastings from their on-site shop.
The Big Cat Sanctuary is a fantastic experience; visitors can feed the animals, take part in one of their ranger days or a photography workshop. Sissinghurst Castle is located on an estate of over 400 acres with plenty of walks and cycling trails to explore. The Castle Tower has far reaching views and there is a programme of events through the year. The Rare Breeds Centre at Highlands Farm is a great family day out, with play areas for children and lots of hands on experiences with the animals.
The Kent & East Sussex Steam Railway is ideal for day trips through the surrounding countryside and there are many woodland walks to choose from not too far from the town. Hole Park Gardens are open seasonally to the public, with formal gardens and stunning bluebell walks through the woodland in the Spring.