🏴 Royal Tunbridge Wells, previously just Tunbridge Wells, is a town in western Kent, England, situated close to the border with East Sussex upon the northern edge of the High Weald, whose sandstone geology is exemplified by the rock formations at the Wellington Rocks and High Rocks. The town came into being as a spa in the Restoration and enjoyed its heyday as a fashionable resort in the mid-1700s under Beau Nash when the Pantiles, and its chalybeate spring, attracted significant numbers of visitors who wished to take the waters. Though its popularity as a spa town waned with the advent of sea bathing, the town remains highly popular and derives some 30 per cent of its income from the tourist industry.
Royal Tunbridge Wells has a population of over 59,950 people. Royal Tunbridge Wells also forms one of the centres of the wider Tunbridge Wells metropolitan area which has a population of over 115,049 people.