Nearby Village Sites

Cranbrook is locally called 'The Capital of the Weald' and has a population approaching 6000. It is situated on the A229 just 5 miles further south from Staplehurst. The town retains its dense mediaeval layout of streets and alleys, with a number of buildings of great interest dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Union Mill is the highest windmill in the country. Sissinghurst Castle is three miles to the Northeast.
Goudhurst is surrounded by a wide variety of places of interest including the gardens of Scotney Castle (NT), the unique collection of early pianos at Finchcocks and the National Collection of conifers from all over the world in the Bedgebury Pinetum. The nearby village of Kilndown (part of the same parish) has a remarkable 19th century church with unique features.
Marden is located about nine miles south of Maidstone, right next to Staplehurst. It is a thriving community of about four thousand people, with a long history dating back at least as far as Edward I, and is the second largest parish (in area) in Kent.