Tales of Tunbridge Wells
The Tales of Tunbridge Wells App
Royal Tunbridge Wells has a surprising story to tell. Set in the picturesque landscape of the West Kent Countryside, the town’s special character has inspired artists, innovators, naturalists and political radicals for over four hundred years. As H G Wells said: “Tunbridge Wells is Tunbridge Wells, and there is nothing really like it upon our planet.”
Tales of Tunbridge Wells is one of a series of audio-led walking trails through the town and borough. Hear voices from past and present, uncover stories, anecdotes and facts, as audio content and images are triggered automatically by GPS at associated locations.
All content, stories and sounds have been kindly donated by local residents, employees and researchers as well as those with a specific interest or connections to the town and borough.
‘The Town’ trail will take you on a self-led journey through 30 key locations in Royal Tunbridge Wells, through parks, cobbled lanes and historic high streets. The full walk and content takes just over an hour and a half to complete and covers approximately 3km. An on-screen map offers a suggested route, although the GPS triggered audio and images can be enjoyed in any order at any time or even at home! There is no set starting point, although, your on-screen map offers a suggested route.
Enjoy your walk through the town and remember, you can pause the audio trail at any time to explore these locations further, have a coffee or pop into the many local shops.
Requires Android 4.2 or above. Please download from the Google Play Store. Search for “Tales of Tunbridge Wells” on the Play Store or click the button below.
Requires iOS 11.0 or above. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Search for “Tales of Tunbridge Wells” on the Apple App Store or click the button below.