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About Tonbridge, England
Tonbridge is a market town in the English county of Kent, with a population of about 30,000 people. Situated on the River Medway, it lies 6km north of Tunbridge Wells, 19km south-west of Maidstone and 47km south east of London. The town's name was spelt Tunbridge until 1870, when it was changed to avoid confusion with nearby Tunbridge Wells.
Car hire in Tonbridge is the best way to get around south-east England. If you want to drive to the coast, Eastbourne is just 58km away to the south-west and Dover is a 92km drive to the south-east. Canterbury lies 43km to the east, and London is an easy 64km drive north-west.
Tonbridge itself is a centre for education. Established in 1553, Tonbridge School is a significant independent school for boys, and major grammar schools include The Judd School, Weald of Kent Grammar School and Tonbridge Grammar School. Specialist secondary schools include Tonbridge Grammar School for Maths and ICT, as well as Languages; Weald of Kent Grammar School for Girls (which specialises in languages and science), the Judd School for Music with English, the sports college Hayesbrook School for boys, and the performing arts institute Hillview School For Girls.