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About Tonbridge

Tonbridge is a medieval market town in the heart of the Kent countryside, best known for its 11th century castle and its links with Jane Austen.
It sits on the river Medway which hosts the annual Dragon Boat Race and where visitors can take scenic walks, have a coffee with a view or take a boat trip.
Tonbridge has a lively high street hosting many events and including many independent shops and eateries.
In recent years it has become home to pop-ups and a growing art scene. We have everything from a butchers to great little boutiques, gift shops and a beer cafe.
There is also a thriving monthly award winning farmer's market. A great place to buy well sourced food and goods from people who care.
There are plenty of music events. From the annual music festival in the grounds of the castle to concerts by internationally acclaimed musicians arranged by the Tonbridge Music Club.
For more information about life and events in Tonbridge follow us on Twitter @tonbridgetownte or on Facebook TonbridgeTownTeam

You can also see event information in the latest issue of What's On.

About the Tonbridge Loyalty Card (TLC)

For the chance to win vouchers (to spend at a TLC business) in our monthly prize draw get your card stamped when you spend money with a TLC member business.
Completed cards should be posted into one of the prize draw boxes at: Susan Adams in Tonbridge High Street, Gorgeous George in The Pavilion arcade, the Gateway office in Tonbridge Castle or Glow Dry Cleaners, 4 Quarry Hill Rd.
You can find details of the scheme and member businesses on our TLC members page.
If you are a local business you can find out more about being a TLC member on our Join TLC page.



As a Fairtrade Town, various activities will be taking place in Tonbridge throughout the two weeks:

  • Starting 28 Feb there will be an Art exhibition, Terra Nostra 3, in the Angel Centre.
  • On Friday 1 March at 7pm in the Castle Chamber , Tonbridge Castle, we will be hosting David Taylor from the Fairtrade Foundation who will be talking about Fairtrade.
  • On Saturday 2 March, there will be Buskers in Tonbridge town centre.
  • On Saturday afternoon, 9 March there will be Flash Mob Dancers in the town centre.
Also visit the town's retailers, caf├ęs and restaurants selling Fairtrade products.


Fairtrade Tonbridge
Tonbridge is now a Fairtrade Town which means that we have been recognised by the Fairtrade Foundation as a town dedicated to providing and promoting Fairtrade products in our shops, workplaces, faith and community organisations. We hope to encourage as many people as possible to get involved and join the Fairtrade