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How to find Groombridge Place and Admission Fees

Opening Times and Dates

1st October - 1st March we are open 10am - 4pm (Off peak prices apply enchanted forest & gardens open only)

2nd March - 30th September we are open 10am - 5:30pm (Peak  prices apply  all activities open daily)

Last admission 3.00pm unless visiting the cafe which does not require admission

Admission Fees to Groombridge Place

Gardens only tickets 

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The canal boat to and from the Forest costs £1.50 for adults and £1.00 for children, each way. The Boat runs seasonal during our peak period but please phone to check on the day of your visit.

Prices are per person and include VAT at 20 per cent. All major credit cards are accepted, except for American Express and Diner Club. 


Please be aware Groombridge Place is an outdoor adventure forest and formal gardens with very little undercover shelter - so please dress accordingly with suitable footwear.

Visitor Information

Formal Gardens: the majority of the gardens are accessible to wheelchairs as they are mainly on one level, all paths are gravel and steps have adjoining gravel ramps.

Forest: Some areas of the forest are naturally steep and not accessible by all wheelchair users, a map advising the best route for wheelchair users can be obtained from the admissions office on arrival.

Ground Conditions: At certain times of the year and after prolonged periods of wet weather, ground conditions can make accessing the canal path and forest more challenging.  We suggest wearing Wellington Boots when the ground is likely to be wet.

Facilities: There is wheelchair access to both the Peacock Bistro and Gift Shop. There are enlarged toilet cubicles in the Peacock Bistro and fully equipped disabled toilet in the main toilet block. There are no disabled facilities within the Forest. Baby Changing Facilities are available.

Admission: To help our disabled visitors have a memorable experience, we admit their carer free of charge on production of a benefit Award Letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (e.g. for Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance or Incapacity Benefit).

Parking: Cars and minibuses are able to drop off at the allocated space within the car park, near to the entrance to the attraction.

Guide Dogs: Only guide dogs and assistance dogs are admitted into all facilities.

Groombridge Place is proud to be named as one of the Seven Wonders of the Weald

How to find us

The attraction is less than 4 miles from Tunbridge Wells and accessible by road or via the Spa Valley Railway which operates steam and heritage diesel trains between Eridge, Groombridge, High Rocks and Tunbridge Wells. Discounted joint tickets are available.   (Check their timetable before travelling).

Directions to Groombridge Place:

Groombridge Place is located in the village of Groombridge, 4 miles south west of Tunbridge Wells on the B2110, which is just off the A264 Tunbridge Wells/ East Grinstead road - on the Kent and East Sussex county border.

By Road: From the M25:

Exit at Junction 5 and head south on the A21. After 10 miles, exit at A26 signed Tunbridge Wells: then take A264 to East Grinstead and follow the signs to Groombridge village and Groombridge Place.

By Rail:

London Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells, then bus or taxi to Groombridge. Or take the Spa Valley Railway steam train from Tunbridge Wells West Station with a 10-minute walk the other end. Call 01892 537715 for timetables, detailed information and great value combined tickets. Please Note: The Spa Valley Railway does not run every day.

Bus: Take the 291 - 15 minute bus journey, only 1 bus per hour generally:

Departs TW at 41 mins past each hour. Departs GP at 09 mins past each hour except also at 15:36

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