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Why is it called Pantiles Tunbridge Wells?

Why is it called Pantiles Tunbridge Wells?

Beginning its life as a Georgian medicinal Mecca, The Pantiles was formerly known as The Walks and the (Royal) Parade, which leads from the well that gave the town its name.

When was The Pantiles built in Tunbridge Wells?

History of The Pantiles The chance discovery in 1606 of a Spring with distinctive reddish tinted mineral deposits led to the development of the Pantiles and later on, Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Where do you park for The Pantiles?

Parking. The Pantiles Car Park is located on Major Yorks Road (adjacent to The Common). To pay for your ‘All Day’ parking click here. Operated by RCP Parking Ltd it offers 170 spaces 24/7 and is literally across the road from The Pantiles.

Is Royal Tunbridge Wells safe?

Royal Tunbridge Wells is the safest major town in Kent, and is the 92nd most dangerous overall out of Kent’s 335 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Royal Tunbridge Wells in 2020 was 68 crimes per 1,000 people.

What is a Pantile roof?

What are pantiles? Pantiles are large roof tiles, S-shaped in section. They are side lapping and the ends overlap only tiles in the course immediately below, unlike plain tiles which lap two courses. Pantiles are not to be confused with Roman tiles, which differ in profile.

What does the word Pantile mean?

roofing tile
pantile. / (ˈpænˌtaɪl) / noun. a roofing tile, with an S-shaped cross section, laid so that the downward curve of one tile overlaps the upward curve of the adjoining tile.

How do you pay for parking in Tunbridge Wells?

You can pay through the Smartphone app, the RingGo website or you can call our local rate number 01892 887 868….You will be asked for the:

  1. RingGo location number.
  2. length of time you are parking.
  3. CVV number from your registered credit or debit card.

Where are the Pantiles in Kent?

Royal Tunbridge Wells
The Pantiles is a Georgian colonnade in the town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. Formerly known as The Walks and the (Royal) Parade, it leads from the well that gave the town its name.

Is Royal Tunbridge Wells posh?

Polo, private schools and The Pantiles – all in all, Royal Tunbridge Wells is a pretty posh place. So posh, in fact, it’s been voted the second ‘poshest’ town in the country. Website recently surveyed 340 towns in the UK to see which ones had the fanciest and flashiest clubs and shops per head.

Why are people moving to Tunbridge Wells?

Why? Tunbridge Wells is far enough away from London to have a slower pace of life, more space and more affordable properties on a like for like basis. The town is blessed with acres of public green space. The two main parks, Calverley and Dunorlan are a treat for families with a lake, ducks, play areas, cafes etc.

How are pantiles fixed?

The ridge of a pantile roof is normally also protected by clay ridge tiles. Ridge tiles are almost always bedded in lime mortar. This provides extra security to the fixing and added protection from the weather by preventing wind uplift.

What are pantiles used for?

Pantiles are ceramic tiles which are designed to interlock. They have classically been used in roofing, and also in paving in some regions of the world. Along with other roofing tiles, these tiles are available from many building supply stores, and such stores can often order them if they do not have them in stock.

What to do in Royal Tunbridge Wells pantiles?

Not only that, the Pantiles, with its many buildings dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, is a very attractive and stylish part of Royal Tunbridge Wells. It is home to a pleasing variety of specialist independent shops, art galleries and open-air cafés, restaurants and bars.

Where to eat al fresco in Tunbridge Wells?

The Pantiles in Royal Tunbridge Wells is one of the best spots in town to eat al fresco. With no passing traffic in the pedestrianised promenade and plentiful Georgian architecture to admire, this encapsulates the ultimate dining out experience in Kent.

Where are the parking spaces in Tunbridge Wells?

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council also operates an additional 114 spaces at Union House (TN1 2LS) on Eridge Road (before the Sainsbury’s roundabout) and 54 spaces at Linden Park Road (TN2 5QL) behind the Corn Exchange. Limited street parking is also available. Are you interested in joining our family of traders?

When did King Charles II come to Tunbridge Wells?

After the Civil War and the restoration of the monarchy, King Charles II and his Queen, Catherine of Braganza, came to Tunbridge Wells. The presence of the Court attracted other visitors who were primarily focused on the pursuit of pleasure rather than necessary medical activities.