Local Area and Attractions
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Benenden village www.benendenvillage.org.uk is focussed around the village green with its cricket pitch much used in the summer months. This is bounded by St George’s Church whose 12 bells are often rung on a Friday night, the Victorian village school and The Bull public house www.thebullatbenenden.co.uk, all only 5 minutes’ walk from The Potting Shed.
Along the main street, just a short walk away are The Benenden Community Store, Cafe, Post Office, manicurist/pedicurist and Wards Family Butchers.
Other churches in the village are The Catholic Church and Iden Green Congregational Church.
The historic and equally delightful towns of Cranbrook, 3 miles, and Tenterden 7 miles, are the nearest shopping centres. Hawkhurst 7 miles, has a digital cinema www.kinodigital.co.uk.
Places of Interest under 10 miles away
Steam Railway www.kesr.org.uk
Great Dixter www.greatdixter.co.uk
Hole Park www.holepark.com
Scotney Castle www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scotney-castle/
Bodiam Castle www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle/
Pashley Manor www.pashleymanorgardens.com
Wealden District Council walking website
Rolvenden Historic Vehicle Collection
Biddenden and Chapel Down Vineyards
Silcocks Organic Farm Shop
Benenden Village Green
Hartley Dyke Farm Shop and fish shop
Nearby Farmers Markets take place in Rolvenden, Cranbrook and Sissinghurst www.kfma.org.uk
Other open gardens seasonally, copy of the Yellow Book available. http://www.ngs.org.uk/
Places of Interest under 20 miles away
Doddington Place, www.doddingtonplacegardens.co.uk
Godinton Park www.godinton-house-gardens.co.ukCamber Sands
Hastings Old Town and Fire Hills
The recently refurbished 1930s De la Warr Pavilion in Bexhill www.dlwp.com
Places of Interest within a 30 – 40 minute drive
Goodnestone Park Gardens www.goodnestoneparkgardens.co.uk
The Romney Marsh Churches www.beautyofromneymarsh.com/church1.html
The birdwatchers’ haven of Dungeness www.dungenessbirdobs.org.uk