A lively historic market town, Westerham today is a hive of activity with numerous independent and unusual shops, fine wine and dine opportunities and popular traditional inns – many serving Westerham Brewery’s craft beers.
Local residents enjoy a great community spirit and regularly welcome visitors to join in their busy calendar of special events and entertainments.
Distinctive statues of two of its most famous local residents – General Wolfe and Winston Churchill – highlight the contribution the town has made to the nation’s history.
Winston Churchill created his longstanding home, Chartwell, in the countryside he loved so much surrounding Westerham, while General Wolfe was born in the town. His childhood and military campaigns are celebrated at Quebec House.
The long history of the commercial and social success of Westerham is reflected in its many architectural gems. These include The George and Dragon, originally an early 16th century coaching inn, meeting the needs of travellers between this prosperous part of the Garden of England and London, and the distinctively named The Grasshopper On The Green .
There are numerous places to stay in and around Westerham, from hotels and inns to B&Bs and guest houses to self-catering cottages. The town is an ideal place for starting or ending refreshing walks along the Greensand Way and the many trails through the North Downs.
Visitors are spoilt for choice when looking for nearby castles, grand houses, gardens and historic villages to explore, alongside numerous visitor attractions and experiences to entertain all interests and ages.