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A wonderful visit

We arrived in the rain so headed for the café and enjoyed a warming cup of coffee before we entered... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Roberta R
Sevenoaks, United Kingdon
What a surprising gem

We loved this place, so pretty and lots to see and do. Will definitely come back again. The staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“garden tour”(26 reviews)
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
Mote Road | Ivy Hatch, Ightham, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT, England
+44 1732 810378
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived in the rain so headed for the café and enjoyed a warming cup of coffee before we entered the House and what an absolute delight it was beautifully dressed for Christmas and what a joy too to visit the kitchens for the first...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roberta R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this place, so pretty and lots to see and do. Will definitely come back again. The staff were very knowledgeable and happy to share lots of titbits of information.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Ightham Mote to visit the advertised Craft Fair, What a complete waste of time, only 8 stalls. We did Chartwell last Xmas & that was just as bad, We won’t do another N/T Craft fair again. Thoroughly enjoy going to Ightham Mote in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PennyKent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here a few tines and I;m never disapointed at the spectacular setting of the house and the surrounding lovely gardens. The NT do a great job of running events with various market and craft days, like today. Plenty of snack and food places...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm doing Caring and always looking for places to visit in my off time. Ightam Mote is truly beautiful and loved the experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gillian V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ladieswhotravel102
Reviewed 11 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Charlottelawrence
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Izabela M
Reviewed 7 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Claudia C
Reviewed 6 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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17 April 2018|
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.
28 January 2018|
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.
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.