About Tenterden

About Tenterden

Tenterden is a Cinque Port town in the Ashford District of Kent, England. It stands on the edge of the Weald, overlooking the valley of the River Rother.
The town’s name is derived from the Old English “Tenet Waraden”, meaning a den or forest clearing in the forest which belonged to the men of Thanet.
Tenterden’s broad tree-lined High Street offers a selection of shopping facilities, making the town a centre for a number of villages in the area. Tourist attractions draw the visitors: especially the Kent & East Sussex Railway line to Bodiam; Chapel Down a local vineyard; Tentertainment Music Festival; and the Tenterden Folk Festival, held on the weekend of the first Saturday in October each year since 1993.