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Edenbridge town guide

Edenbridge developed in Roman times with the construction of the London to Lewes road. It is situated in the South West corner of Kent on the Surrey and Sussex border. The earliest mention of our town was around 1122AD. When it was called Eadelmesbrege.

Along the high street many interesting old houses are to be found and the 13th Century church is only a few yards away. The Great Stone Bridge, crossing the River Eden, replaces an earlier one of 1831.

The town owes its prosperity to the nearby iron workings and the tanning industry. The coming of the railway and the Redhill and Uckfield lines, saw a rise in population, which contributed to the creation of many fine Victorian and Edwardian houses.

There are many fine and lovely villages nearby that may easily be visited with a hire car, these include Westerham, Brasted and Godstone. This last has the excellent Godstone Farm - a must for children.

For lovers of the Pooh Stories, Ashdown Forest and Pooh Bridge are also within easy reach.

Other nearby attractions include the famous Hever Castle, once the home of Anne Boeyn, one of the many wives of Henry Vlll. Sir Winston Churchill lived much of his life at Chartwell also within easy reach.

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