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Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Sissinghurst Castle Biddenden Road | near Cranbrook, Sissinghurst TN17 2AB, England
+44 1580 710700
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Looks lovely, but chose a dry day

Sissinghurst was smaller than I had expected, but there was still plenty of room to explore the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Philip S
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Pakenham, United Kingdom
Lovely day out - with only one disappointment

Best to allow plenty of time to wander about, and even revisit parts of the garden. We went at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sophie J
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Owned and maintained by the National Trust, this famous 20th-century garden is actually a series of ten smaller "garden rooms," each uniquely different from the others.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Sissinghurst Castle Biddenden Road | near Cranbrook, Sissinghurst TN17 2AB, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sissinghurst was smaller than I had expected, but there was still plenty of room to explore the gardens at your own pace; although this was probably due to the poor weather forecast and after 30 minutes the heavy storm hit and my visit was curtailed....More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best to allow plenty of time to wander about, and even revisit parts of the garden. We went at the end of May. Lovely time of year and very busy. The gardens could do with a little more TLC. We would love to go again....More

Thank Sophie J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Sissinghurst having heard so much about it but what a disappointment. The gardens were not at their best, we could not go into the tower as the NT in their wisdom had started restoration work before the end of the main season (bad...More

Thank JHR1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating history associated with Siisinghurst and such imagination of the gardens that were created by Sackville West and her partner. Only negative during our visit was that building work had commenced on the tower.

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited last Friday, arriving about 1pm and staying until well past 4pm. The gardens looked lovely, with some autumnal colour and other plants still in bloom. The walled gardens were particularly scenic and the vegetable garden was interesting. We enjoyed a short break with...More

Thank Koukat
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

......then Sissinghurst Castle might not be top of your list. The main features are the splendid but small and intimate gardens created by Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold. It’s not actually a castle; there are only a couple of rooms you can go inside...More

Thank JPG815
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We took our brother from the USA here for the day - he chose it from the NT handbook. Although dogs are not allowed in the garden we had a brilliant day here, with one of us walking the dog in the lovely surroundings and...More

1  Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I'm not sure why this place gets good reviews, the only part of the house was an incredibly dim library, with only a tiny viewing space. The rest of the house (95%) is offices, or under constant construction (something not mentioned at the ticket office)...More

Thank noneap
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We were so excited to visit Sissinghurst but felt very let down and disappointed. As we parked up we knew something was amiss as the car park was full of weeds and leaf debris. It did not look like a National Trust property at all....More

Thank janey20142016
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Vita Sackville -West 's garden at Sissinghurst is well worth a visit at anytime of the year. The history of the place and the castle are very interesting.

Thank Sammyswift
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ElizabethPVW
14 September 2017|
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Response from LM2509 | Reviewed this property |
Great Dixter is closed on Mondays. Sissinghurst is normally open every day, but next year's opening times won't be published yet. I would phone the National Trust direct.
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Charlottelawrence
6 September 2017|
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Response from Gerri H | Reviewed this property |
No, there isn't a castle. There is a small tower that you can climb up. There is also an old library on the property. Outside of the ticketing area there is also a museum type room which displays some of the history of... More
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aureleah1
27 May 2017|
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Response from Tel T | Reviewed this property |
As per other replies, South Cottage is well worth a visit but be quick they may not continue the tours !
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