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Address: Mote Road | Ivy Hatch, Ightham TN15 0NT, England
Phone Number: 01732 810378
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Stunning house, grounds and gardens

Just became members of the National Trust and decided to try Ightham Mote as only 2 miles down the road. So glad we did. What a beautiful house and gardens. Guides in every room... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Just became members of the National Trust and decided to try Ightham Mote as only 2 miles down the road. So glad we did. What a beautiful house and gardens. Guides in every room to point out treasures and give you a bit of history for that room. Fascinating. They all refer to the last owner as "the American "... More 

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Norwich
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

What a location in a beautiful valley with simple parkland grounds. Then into the moated house which was started in 1320 and has not been spoiled by subsequent improvements. The NT have spent £10 million on restoring this which is entirely worthwhile. If you can only visit one NT house then this must be one of the most atmospheric.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We have visited many NT locations and they are all worth visiting but I was very impressed by the mote. It was a wonderful house that has survived over the years although massive restoration was needed. There were some great guides and the lovely lady Dorothy in the chapel had a wonderful passion for history and the guide in the... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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77 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This house is just so pretty - and the story behind it is enchanting. Make sure you take the conducted tours as the guides are so interesting. I'd love to go back when they have analysed the debris taken from the pond for artifacts and items of historical interest.

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Dover
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Please visit this wonderful slice of history in the Kent countryside. it is beautifully kept and the staff very informative and able to answer questions. They seemed very dedicated and very well informed. The grounds are very peaceful to walk around as well. A must is the restaurant on site. It has a wide selection of food and drink at... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Do take time to listen to the free talk given at the front of the property - it helps fill in the history of the property and makes it even more interesting as you wander around inside :)

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Kent
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209 reviews 209 reviews
61 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Ightham Mote is such a beautiful house and it's well worth a visit. Visit on a good weather day, take a picnic and just sit in the gardens and enjoy the outdoors to make the most of your day here. The staff and volunteers were all very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. We visited with a baby and on arrival the... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I had not been since the house restoration was completed so wanted to see how it was now. Yes, it is a lovely setting,with the house with its moat,though I came away with the feeling that it will never have the magic of my first visit here before the National Trust aquired it? The same notices everywhere, the shop selling... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I am not much of a house person myself, but the length of time spent inside the house itself was just right. Staff were very polite and informative. Really enjoyed looking round the Garden. Great visit, well done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We hadn't planned on a day out but seeing the sign post on the side of the road we made our way to Ightham Mote. Myself, my teenage son and my 6yr old. The staff in the entrances reception were very nice and spoke to my youngest and gave him sticks and books to complete during and after our visit.... More 

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