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“Hidden gem”
Review of Ightham Mote

Ightham Mote
Dublin, Ireland
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202 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I so loved this place. We arrived not knowing what to expect and were quickly taken in by the beautiful mote. We put our names down for a guided tour of the gardens and had a wonderful wander around the extended grounds with a wonderful guide. We stayed longer than we expected but were able to get a lunch in the tearooms there. We spent the afternoon wandering around the interior of the mote learning about the refurbishment and the previous owners occupiers. Wonderful piece of history.

Visited August 2013
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“Nice afternoon out”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Choose a lovely day and you won't be disappointed. Plenty of parking, small coffee shop and gift shop. Lovely to walk around the gardens and then around the house. Has a vegetable garden, lake and a mote around the house. It's a national heritage , so quite expensive for what it is but great for a card holder.

Visited July 2014
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East Sussex
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346 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“A Must”
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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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Staff are so knowledgeable & passionate”
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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224 reviews
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“Excellent moated historic house - do not miss it”
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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