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Ightham Mote, Sevenoaks

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Step back in time in this idyllic, moated manor house. Built nearly 700 years ago, Ightham Mote has been owned by a variety of interesting characters, including medieval knights, courtiers to Henry VIII, and high society Victorians. Remarkably, its owners over the years effected relatively few changes to the main structure of the building. This enables you to see how grand the house would have looked in the middle ages. Wander through the picturesque gardens, admire the great hall, and gaze up at the Tudor painted ceiling. Venture into the estate on one of three marked walks; each takes you through ancient woodland and offers superb views of the Kent countryside. After your excursions, pop into the mote restaurant for a meal or some tea and cake. Plan my day in Sevenoaks using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • We recently visited is National Property and found the whole experience amazing. The staff were friendly and very helpful, the toilets were both clean and tidy no matter what time you used them. The.....  more
    We recently visited is National Property and found the whole experience amazing. The staff were friendly and very helpful, the toilets were both clean and tidy no matter what time you used them. The.....  more »
  • We were very disappointed with the property itself. The contents looked as if they had been made up from a job lot from other properties and the location of some of the items on display were really... 
    We were very disappointed with the property itself. The contents looked as if they had been made up from a job lot from other properties and the location of some of the items on display were really...  more »
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  • Lovely setting . House is immaculate and beautiful. Gardens are nice , but probably need a bit of work. Used bookshop charming. Plants for sale. Restaurant nice, seating inside and out. Not enough information on display as you go around, so research before you go. Adult entry £16.00 with gift aid- ouch , should revise that, join up instead. I loved it , so peaceful and beautiful.
  • This is a fascinating property which has been lived in by several different families over the centuries. The guides were very informative and had a genuine passion for their role. The house is surrounded by a beautiful setting of gardens and a lake. We enjoyed lunch outside in the shade. A lovely day!

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