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We look forward to welcoming you to the Castle!
Accessible from the A2 out of London. Take the M25 (exit Jnc. 5) on to the A21 to the Lamberhurst bypass and then the B2100 through Lamberhurst and Cousley Wood to Wadhurst. Our entrance should then be directly opposite you, with cast iron railings and a gatehouse to the left hand side of the gates.
Although the postcode for the Castle is TN5 6DA, some sat navs take you to a nearby road called Castle Walk, which is incorrect, as there is no access to the castle from there.
Wadhurst Station is on a Main Line route from London Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge – journey time approx. 1 hour – with regular trains. You should consider ordering a taxi from the station to the Castle in advance as there are frequently none when you arrive.
The nearest airport is London Gatwick.
Ideally not more than 30 minutes before the ceremony. We are aware that anyone travelling some distance, especially those with the misfortune to use the M25, must allow plenty of time. Unfortunately we are a private venue and are unable to serve you refreshments so may we suggest you try one of the following:
The Greyhound, St James Square, Wadhurst Tel: 01892 783224
Best Beech Inn, Mayfield Lane, Wadhurst TN5 6JH Tel: 01892 782046
Mark Cross Inn, Mark Cross, TN6 3NP Tel: 01892 852423
In Tunbridge Wells
Hotel du Vin, Crescent Road, 01892 526455 (www.hotelduvin.com)
Smart and Simple Hotel, 54 London Road, 01892 52558 (www.smartandsimple.co.uk)
The Royal Wells Hotel, Mount Ephraim, 01892 511188 (www.royalwells.co.uk)
The Spa Hotel, Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, 01892 520331 (www.spahotel.co.uk)
Nearer to Wadhurst
Woodpecker Barn, Bartley Mill Road, Lamberhurst, TN3 8BH 01892 891958 (www.woodpeckerbarn.co.uk)
Little Tidebrook Farm Riseden Road, Wadhurst, 01892 782688 (www.littletidebrook.co.uk)
The Greyhound, St James Square, Wadhurst, 01892 783224 (www.thegreyhoundwadhurst.co.uk)
Castle Cottage (www.wadhurstcastlecottages.co.uk)
Getting a taxi from the Castle, particularly on a Saturday night is far from easy especially if you are staying locally. If one is not booked in advance it is probable it will be necessary to call one from Tunbridge Well incurring a cab fare of over £20 even if you are only going a mile down the road! Those returning to Tunbridge Wells might wait over an hour for a taxi, a tiresome end to a lovely day, so could we implore you to book one in advance. Having done so recent experience has taught us it is wise to confirm the taxi agan on the day to avoid mix ups and delays.
Walkers Cars – 01892 522522
Southern Counties – 01892 782752
Ticehurst Cabs – 01580 200180
Crown Cars – 01892 541188
Where2Cars – 01892 852770 / Paul – 07767 381672 / Lynne – 07876 541970
Just Minbuses – 01892 852281 / Tony – 07836 679119 / Paul – 07767 381672 / email@example.com
Wadhurst Village Cab Company – 01892 785711 – Only bookable in advance
We have selected rose petals that blend with the gardens so only natural rose petals supplied by ourselves is permitted. Should a bride and groom wish to be showered with confetti they will generally have organised us to provide and distribute it. If you particularly wish to purchase some from us yourself we would suggest you contact the couple to ensure they are happy with the idea.
The HaHa, so called because of the sound emitted when an unwitting person steps over falling several feet in to the field below. We do not wish you to follow suit so please note that it is at the bottom of the Main lawn.
We love to hear the happy sound of children’s voices playing in the gardens however there are fountains and ponds, in addition to the HaHa so could you please ensure that your children do not venture outside unattended.
Please, no narrow heels in the Castle. We are delighted to welcome guests with wide heels and wedges but narrow heels are destroying the parquet floors; we ask that guests wear as wide and as low heels as possible; Should you fail to observe this we will ask you to put on heel protectors to prevent damage to the floor.