TQ5538 : Entrance to the High Rocks

taken 3 years ago, near to Langton Green, Kent, Great Britain

Entrance to the High Rocks
Entrance to the High Rocks
This series of sandstone cliffs and rocks was apparently inhabited as long ago as the mesolithic era, but in modern times became well known as a tourist destination with the development of the nearby spa town of Tunbridge Wells in the 17th century, with gazebos and a bowling lawn among other attractions. In Victorian times it was developed with a maze, tea lawn, playground etc.

In the 20th century, a railway halt (open from 1907-1952) ensured its survival. More recently it has reverted to a less touristy presentation, although the wooden bridges crossing the chasms between the rocks have been maintained. Visitors pay a fee (3 as of 2011) at the hotel across the road. Rock climbers may use it on payment of a supplementary fee.

[information from a leaflet available on site].

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TQ5538, 150 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 29 August, 2014
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Boundary, Barrier 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5585 3827 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.3512N 0:13.5355E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5583 3827
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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