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Location, Travel & Accommodation For Benenden School
Location & Travel To Benenden School
Benenden School, Kent UK
Kent, TN17 4AA
(School telephone: +44 (0)1580 240592)
Benenden School is located in the village of Benenden, near Cranbrook in Kent.
Travelling To Benenden School
The School postcode is TN17 4AA.
Benenden School is easily accessible from the M25 (leave for the A21 at Junction 5, signposted Hastings) and the M20 (leave at Junction 6 for Maidstone).
On arrival at the front barrier please travel up the drive - note the speed restrictions on site - and park on the gravel in front of the main building. (Designated disabled parking spaces are available close to the main entrance.)
Benenden operates a one-way system on its site. If you accidentally find yourself at the rear gate, those barriers will not permit you to enter and you will need to turn right out of the rear entrance and follow the road, New Pond Road, to the crossroads where you should turn right again. In approximately 400 metres you will find the School entrance on your right.
The nearest railway station is Staplehurst, an hour from London on the line which serves Ashford, Canterbury and Ramsgate.
Depending on demand we may arrange a minibus transfer service to bring those delegates arriving by train at Staplehurst railway station to Benenden School in the morning and to return them to Staplehurst railway station after the isbi Masterclass ends.
Alternatively we can provide details of a taxi service for you to book, to bring you to Benenden from the station, approximately a 20 minute journey (booking is strongly advised).
Please indicate on your booking form if you are interested in booking a minibus transfer service between Staplehurst railway station and Benenden School.
Alternatively if traveling from the continent, Ashford International (Ashford TN23 1EZ) is about 35 minutes by car from Benenden School. We recommend booking a taxi in advance if planning to arrive at Ashford International without use of a car.
To plan a railway journey please see Nationalrail.co.uk or Trainline.com.
Airport options for traveling to Benenden School include:
> London Gatwick Airport (LGW) (about 1 hour by car via M23, M25, A21 or take a slower but more direct route via A264, A21)
> London Heathrow Airport (LHR) (about 1 hour 20 mins by car via M25, A21)
>> London City Airport (LCY) (about 1 hour 20 mins by car via M25, A21)
> London Stansted Airport (STN) (about 1 hour 25 mins by car via M11, A21)
You may wish to travel by rental car or train from these airports, or to pre-book a taxi collection.
Accommodation Near Benenden School
A number of accommodation options are available in the local area... from pubs with rooms to small independent hotels... with others slightly further away in larger towns like Ashford, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.
If you wish to book a room(s) at any of the pubs/hotels given below please contact them direct to find out about availability and make your own arrangements, depending on your travel plans etc.
You may also find it helpful to search via an accommodation booking website such as Booking.com, Trivago or Hotels.com. And there may be AirBnB options withn reasonable drivetime.
> Bull Inn Lodges (1 Regent Street, Rolvenden TN17 4PB - about 10 minutes by car from Benenden School.)
> The Goudhurst Inn (Cranbrook Road, Goudhurst TN17 1DX - about 15 minutes by car from Benenden School.)
> The Woolpack (26 High St, Tenterden TN30 6AP - about 15 minutes by car from Benenden School.)