Ashdown Forest is also famous amongst book lovers all over the world, especially younger ones, for being the inspiration for the Winnie the Pooh stories, as the author, A. A. Milne, lived in nearby Hartfield. Venture a little further and there are all sorts of places of interest to explore and attractions for children to enjoy, and all are within easy driving distance. Climb aboard the Bluebell Railway for a journey back in time, catch up with Winnie and all his chums at Pooh Corner, or spend a fun day at Drusillas Park. Royal Tunbridge Wells has tea shops and antiques emporiums to browse, and animal lovers of all ages shouldn’t miss the Ashdown Forest Llama Park that borders the estate where you can see herds of these curious South American animals, and even take one for a walk. While garden lovers can enjoy Sheffield Park, Wakehurst Place, Sissinghurst and the Gardens of England which are all nearby. Our Concierge has lots more suggestions and will always be happy to arrange things for you.
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