Edenbridge was established at a crossing point of the River Eden. The town trail follows the straight line left by the Romans on their London to Lewes route.
The town appears first in 12th century church records, and archives show Henry III granted a charter for a weekly market in 1227. The River Eden crossing encouraged settlement and by the 13th
century Edenbridge had a population of 300; by 1800 this had only risen to 850; but by 1850 it had expanded to 2,000, partly due to the arrival of one of the first railway lines in England in 1841 – the second being completed in the 1880s.
Discover all this heritage and more on an enjoyable amble around the town and its historic buildings.