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“A Must”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ightham Mote

Ightham Mote
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Ightham
Certificate of Excellence
East Sussex
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331 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“A Must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

It was 10 years since we last visited this wonderful house when the rebuilding was in full swing, so that time the viewing was a bit restricted. However, this time all was open and as we went from room to room, we were greeted without fail in each room by the NT volunteers. They all, without prompting, offered to tell us details of the room that we were in, which added to the enjoyment of the visit.

The gardens are smallish, but there are extensive other grounds to explore, with the offer of the loan of a blanket and deck chairs for a picnic. Well worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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“Staff are so knowledgeable & passionate”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

I went here in June with my boyfriend; we're new National Trust members and are slowly working our way around all the NT places in the South East! Ightham Mote was beautiful with lovely gardens; we really enjoyed wandering around the grounds, and exploring inside the house. The best part however was Diane, a National Trust member of staff/volunteer, who was incredibly knowledgeable, taking the time to explain everything and patiently answering questions. We'll be back - thank you!

Visited June 2014
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Southampton
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“Excellent moated historic house - do not miss it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

The is a beautiful and very old historic house surrounded by its own moat and I don't see how anyone cannot enjoy it. There are also lovely grounds and some gardens for a walk or to sit and enjoy the peacefulness.

Don't miss it - this is a must. We have been twice now and this latest visit was just as good as the first time.

Visited July 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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“Allow plenty of time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

You have to thank an American for saving this for us and what a save it was.
This stunning house in its fabulous setting is enlivened by a succesion of friendly ,helpful and knowledgable room steward volunteers who added to our enjoyment of the visit.
It was well worth the detour off the M25 on our journey south and comend it to anyone.

Visited June 2014
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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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“The setting, on a hot summer's day, is just perfect.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

The house itself dates from 1320 and is set around an internal courtyard, features include the original 14th century Great Hall, Old Chapel, Crypt, and a Tudor chapel with a painted ceiling, with motifs reflecting the marriage of Catherine of Aragon to Henry VIII.

Visited May 2014
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