The High Weald

Holiday Cottages in the High Weald AONB

The High Weald

Nestled across Kent, Sussex, and Surrey, the High Weald awaits with its breathtaking scenery, quaint villages, and abundance of history. A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the High Weald offers endless opportunities for exploration and relaxation, making it the ideal place for a holiday or weekend getaway.

Adventure-seekers will relish the various outdoor pursuits, from cycling and wildlife-watching to rock climbing, hiking and water sports. Fans of literary nostalgia won’t want to miss a trip to Ashdown Forest, the magical place that served as the inspiration for A. A. Milne’s beloved Winnie-the-Pooh stories. You can even have some fun with a game of Pooh sticks!
History buffs will be thrilled to explore the High Weald and uncover the rich history of 1066 country, where the famous Battle of Hastings took place.

If you’re in the mood for a memorable keepsake or a taste of the local fare, make sure to stop by the enchanting town of Royal Tunbridge Wells. With its rich spa heritage, charming shops, and delightful eateries in the historic Pantiles, it’s an absolute must-visit. Another destination to add to the list is the ancient Cinque Ports town of Rye, the centrepiece of 1066 country. Steeped in fascinating tales of Old England, here you might stumble upon some hidden treasures in the antique shops that line its cobbled streets or indulge in the town’s famous scallop delicacies – an experience not to be missed.

Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly hideaway or a romantic retreat, our collection of High Weald holiday cottages has something for every traveller’s needs.

Accommodation in the High Weald AONB

With great routes in and out of London, the High Weald is perfect for a city break away from the hustle and bustle or for a longer stay to explore the region’s delights. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve made it easy to find the right holiday cottages in the High Weald AONB for you. Explore our collection of self-catering holiday cottages near Tunbridge Wells and the High Weald and start planning your perfect getaway today.

Bodiam Castle Things to do High Weald

Things to do in the High Weald

  • Ardingly Fair & Reservoir
  • Bateman’s (National Trust)
  • Battle Abbey
  • Bewl Water & Bedgebury
  • Bluebell Railway
  • Bluebell Vineyard Estate
  • Bodiam & Herstmonceux Castles
  • Hever Castle
  • Nymans (National Trust)
  • Scotney Castle
  • Sheffield Park & Gardens
  • Spa Valley Railway
  • Wakehurst Place

Sheffield Park Places to Visit High Weald

Places to Visit

  • Ashdown Forest
  • Forest Row
  • Hartfield
  • Penshurst
  • Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Tenterden
  • Battle
  • Winchelsea

Rye Scallop Festival


  • Ardingly Antiques Fair — throughout the year
  • Rye Scallop Festival — February
  • Hastings Jack in the Green Festival — May
  • Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival — May
  • Bewl Water, Hermes Marathon — May & September
  • Tunbridge Wells – Jazz on the Pantiles — May to September
  • Rye Arts and Music Festival — September
  • Rye Wild Boar Week — October
  • Rye Bonfire Celebrations — November
  • Tunbridge Wells Christmas Markets — December

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