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breathtaking!

Beautiful building and wonderful experience wandering through the rooms. Interesting walk through... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ladieswhotravel102
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Really lovely day

Ightham Mote is a lovely day out. Beautifully kept gardens and maintained house with beautiful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Charlottelawrence
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Ightham Mote is a magical 14th century moated manor house, surrounded by beautiful gardens, lakes and woodland walks. Built nearly 700 years ago, the house has been owned by medieval knights, courtiers to Henry VIII and high-society Victorians...more
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Mote Road | Ivy Hatch, Ightham, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful building and wonderful experience wandering through the rooms. Interesting walk through the grounds.

Thank ladieswhotravel102
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ightham Mote is a lovely day out. Beautifully kept gardens and maintained house with beautiful interior. Volunteers are in each of the rooms in the house, each full of knowledge. £12 entry - worth paying to visit such a lovely place

Thank Charlottelawrence
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this beautiful place with my young family on sunny summers day, which helped us to like the house and grounds even more. My children loved going into the little stream and playing in the nature playground. We will definitely be back again in...More

Thank Izabela M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a recent visit in August 2018 it was stunning the house is beautiful gardens for fantastic flowers we took a 1 and 2 year old they loved every minute of it so much to see lots of running around the staff were very helpful...More

Thank Claudia C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This house is a little gem, there is so so much to see inside, one can walk through most parts of the house. There are tours led round the garden and also up the tower. Great staff who know their stuff. Nice grounds for a...More

Thank 19chelsea70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic walk with the dog, really beautiful place. Would love to return without the dog to look in the house and the gardens.

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 1 week ago

House unfortunately was closed, however the grounds where very nice to stroll around, with pleasant shop & a beautiful café. Had a snack lunch with fresh sandwiches & lovely soup.

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A vast amount of money has been spent by the NT in restoring this house. However it is a real gem and well worth visiting. The room guides were all very helpful and there were also helpful printed information sheets. The gardens are very pleasant...More

Thank LittlePatsy1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here recently (on the last day of the season for the house!) and it was well worth the visit. The staff and guides are very friendly, even in the cafe, the house is lovely, very, interesting history. The soup we had in the...More

1  Thank Celtic Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on the last day of the season and really enjoyed this gem of a house. There was a lot of interesting detail to see and undoubtedly lots to tell from those that carried out the painstaking £10m restoration. I couldn’t help but wish...More

1  Thank IanFryer
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Sarah D
17 April 2018|
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Response from hazel b | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes , if you are not a member of the National Trust you have to pay for the car park and admission....hope this helps.
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JWakie
27 January 2018|
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Response from FelixStowe10 | Reviewed this property |
Snowdrops are out in decent numbers in Sussex generally. If you know that Ightham have snowdrops, then they should be in flower.
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IreniePoo
26 August 2017|
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Response from davelanders2017 | Reviewed this property |
No this is not suitable for children of that age, playing football. There are woodland walks that would interest them.
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IreniePoo
25 August 2017|
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Response from suechin | Reviewed this property |
i think it will be very busy bank holiday.its beautiful and the grounds beautiful.not many deckchairs but they might put more out if busy.
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tony k
21 August 2017|
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Response from JadeF1 | Reviewed this property |
Some of the outside walks are free with lovely views at the top. But you do have to pay for the car park.
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