I was thinking of taking a daytrip from southeast London by train down to Eynsford. Just a few questions about this plan:
1. Is there anywhere else that anyone would suggest as a good alternative? The only requirements are that it is somewhere that can be reached fairly quickly and cheaply by public transport from southeast London and that there should be enough to do there to feel occupied for a day. Favoured activities would be gentle countryside wanderings, historical sites, churches, gardens, country pubs and teashops, pretty villages, etc.
2. What is it recommended to do in and around Eynsford for the day if one does not have any transport? Obviously I have seen the TripAdvisor list: the Roman villa (visited, many years ago), Eagle Heights (visited recently, not interested in going back), Lullingstone Country Park (can't locate it on GoogleMaps), Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden (never been; is it worth it, given that I am trying to have a day out on a tight budget and also bearing in mind limited time?), Eynsford Castle (visited, many years ago, would go again, especially as it's free!), Austin Lodge Golf Club (not a golfer). Also noted are churches of St Botolph, St Martin of Tours, and SS Peter and Paul. I know that there is also a famous viaduct. I am not a dog person. Does anyone with local knowledge know whether this is a big dog-walking area, e.g. in the country park?
Thanks for any help offered, JQ