WYE AND THE LOCAL AREA

Surrounded by the stunning Kent countryside, Wye is conveniently located just a few miles from the M20 motorway, giving easy access to the Channel Tunnel, and ferry crossings to France and beyond.

Wye is a historic village with many lovely streets to meander along, and plenty of local amenities, including a Co-op mini supermarket, chemist, numerous hair dressers and beauty salons, a barber shop, micro pub, gift shops, bakery, butcher & deli, and 6 places to eat (including the Kings Head!).  There’s also a vets, and doctor’s surgery, newsagent, and the village post office. Plenty to keep you entertained if you decide to stay local! Not to be missed on the 1st and 3rd Saturday morning each month is the Wye Farmers Market.

Nearby Ashford international station is only a short 38 minute journey by high speed rail from London St Pancras.

Favorite Attractions

  • Wye Church
  • Wye Crown
  • Devils Kneading Trough
  • Wye Bakery
  • Ashford fashion outlet centre

Take a walk

Wye is set in the heart of the North Downs area of outstanding natural beauty, and there is no better way to appreciate the wonderful Kentish countryside than a walk along the downs.  Take the dog, a picnic, a bottle of wine even, and enjoy the garden of England.

Click the map for our favourite guided walk.  You'll take in the Wye Crown, a hill figure (you might recognise from our logo!) carved in the chalk by students in 1902 to commemorate the coronation of Edward VII.  Walking along the top of the downs you'll get a great view of the land and villages stretching into the distance (just remember to keep the dog on a lead when you see the cows).  You'll reach the Devil's Kneading Trough, a dramatic scarp face, formed after the last ice age, when torrents of water cascaded down the slopes, eroding the chalk and forming steep-sided valleys known as coombes, where you'll take in spectacular views across Kent all the way down to the coast.  After descending the steps in the hillside it's an easy stroll across the fields back to Wye, where we'll be waiting with your much deserved refreshments!

 Click for a downloadable map with directions.

Click for a downloadable map with directions.


FURTHER AFieLD

Wye’s own train station is short stroll from the Kings Head, and offers a direct link to Ashford in 7 minutes, while the historic cathedral city of Canterbury with its bustling and cosmopolitan atmosphere is just 15 minutes away by train.  Further afield the wonderful Kent coast beckons, with its fabulous beaches, towns and villages.

Getting Around

The M20 motorway is around 2.5 mile from Wye and offers connections to the major UK road networks, and channel crossings to France and beyond, but you don't need to rely on the car!  Catch a train from Wye to Canterbury, enjoy a day out at the seaside at Broadstairs, or Margate for culture at the Turner Contemporary. For something a little less high-brow, meander around Margate's old town and then head for the thrills at Dreamland, recently brought back from 1970's kiss-me-quick to retro cool!

One stop to Ashford opens up a host of opportunities with connections towards Brighton, and twice an hour to London on the HS1 High Speed Line in only 38 minutes.

Trains from Wye are every half hour most of the day:

  • Towards Canterbury and the coast: 11m and 41m past the hour.
  • Towards Ashford and London: 19m and 55m past the hour.

Get up-to-the-minute rail information for Wye, and the latest time tables at Southeastern Rail, or click below for the local rail map and timetables.


 

Local events coming up at the kings head and beyond

 
 

 
We thorougly enjoyed exploring the beautiful viallge of Wye and the surrounded countryside during out stay at The Kings Head. It felt like quite an adventure!
— Tom Sampson - London