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Tenterden Folk Festival Video

Tenterden Folk Festival



Places to Visit in Kent

20th Tenterden Folk Festival

Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th October 2012

Tenterden Folk Festival is a four day long festival of folk song, music and dance. Tenterden, situated in the ancient Weald of Kent, about 12 miles west of Ashford, is an ideal setting for this friendly, family folk festival. It features one of the widest High Streets in the country lined with historic and listed buildings, numerous friendly pubs and restaurants and green verges.

Official Website:

Examples from previous festivals

Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 2AB
Tel: 01580 710700
Website:Sissinghurst Castle

Video:Sissinghurst Gardens

A National Trust owned property, created in the 1930s by novelist Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicolson. The castle has small romantic outdoor rooms, woodlands and lake walks, oast house exhibition and shop.
Open: 15 March to 2 November, 11am to 6.30pm (except Wednesdays and Thursdays)*
* Subject to various opening times - it is advised that you call the attraction to check the opening hours prior to your visit.

Chapel Down Winery, Small Hythe Road, Chapel Down Winery

Tenterden, Kent TN30 7NG
01580 766111 (shop and tours) 01580 763033 (office)


The Chapel Down Winery is home to the largest producer of English Wines. New Wine and Fine Food Store selling the best in Kentish and English food and drink. Modern and traditional English cuisine is available in the Bistro where visitors can enjoy anything from a full meal to a glass of wine.

Take a stroll around our vineyard, herb garden and landscaped grounds or join a guided tour of the vineyard and winery (available from March to October). Entry is free and our wines are available on free tasting in the shop.

Station Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HE
Tel: 01580 765155
E-mail: Website:

Join us for a magical ride through miles of delightful countryside from picturesque Tenterden to Bodiam. Vintage steam trains dating from Victorian times will transport you back in time. Open every weekend May-Oct and daily in Peak Season - telephone for details of exact running days and times.

Tenterden TN30 7NG
Tel: 01580 762334

This 16th Century half-timbered house and cottage garden was the home of Shakespearean actress Ellen Terry, from 1899 until 1928. On display are her costumes and theatrical mementoes and an Elizabethan barn, which was adapted as a theatre in 1929.
Open: March to October from 11am to 5pm (except Thursdays and Fridays)*
* Subject to various opening times - it is advised that you call the attraction to check the opening hours prior to your visit.

Station Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HN
Tel: 01580 764310

Opened in 1976, the Tenterden Museum houses collections ranging from agriculture and industry to textiles and archives, with very strong potential as a learning resource for local history. It also features the "Tenterden Tapestry", a nine-panel embroidery-collage made by local children depicting the history of Tenterden from when it was just a 'den' or clearing in the wood to today's vibrant market town.

THE RARE BREEDS CENTRERare Breeds Centre Woodchurch
Woodchurch Ashford TN26 3RJ
Tel: 01233 861493

The Rare Breeds Centre located just outside Tenterden offers a great deal of things to see and do with a unique mix of fun, excitement and countryside adventure, set in 120 acres of unspoilt countryside.
Open: April to October, open every day from 10.30am to 5.30pm
November to March, open Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays) from 10.30am 4.30pm (Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day. )

It is advised that you call to check the opening hours prior to your visit.