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Address: Mote Road | Ivy Hatch, Ightham TN15 0NT, England
Phone Number: 01732 810378
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A long-held dream realised

When the National Trust first acquired Ightham Mote we tried to make a visit but, after spending a good half-hour hunting around, failed to find it (just like Cromwell's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

When the National Trust first acquired Ightham Mote we tried to make a visit but, after spending a good half-hour hunting around, failed to find it (just like Cromwell's troops!). Now, after its stunning £10m restoration, this place is well-signposted and we had no difficulty. It was well worth the wait - a beautiful ancient manor house in a tranquil... More 

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norfolk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Yes, I may have fingers in more high class pies than probably anyone you know, a black book full of social figures many can only dream of knowing and a wardrobe beholding one gown that probably costs more than most people's entire clothing, but at heart, I enjoy nothing more than experiencing new and exciting historical properties with the public,... More 

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Northwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Ightham Mote - what a fantastic day out. The house is well worth visiting having been beautifully restored by the National Trust. Where do they get the volunteer guides from - so knowledgeable and only too willing to answer your questions. It would be hard to single anyone out but the lady who took us on the garden tour was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Ightham Mote is an excellent place to visit time and time again. The volunteers around the house are knowledge and helpful. The house has been tastefully renovated and the gardens replanted. There is an play area for the children and woodland walks to be explored.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had been heading to another house, but it was raining hard and the kids were getting hungry so we diverted here, and were delighted. A semi-fortified manor house, it has developed over its 700 year history and the National Trust do an excellent job of explaining that. Standing the courtyard, and you could be standing in an Oxford quadrangle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I am a fan of National Trust properties and Ightham Mote is now at the top of my list as an all time favorite. It dates from the 14th century and is fabulous to be able to walk among history. I highly recommend a visit.

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Blue Mountains
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you only see one National Trust home in Kent, this is it. Superbly yet sympathetically restored. Rooms span many generations and owners with much original possessions. See the Time Team movie in the downstairs room, definitely take the guided tour, hear how a wealthy American philanthropist loved it, saved it then gave it back for all to enjoy. Lovely... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A superb moated manor house in secluded Kent countryside with extensive grounds to explore as well. One of the most expensive restorations undertaken by the National Trust (the subject of a "Time Team" TV programme a few years back), but now resplendent in its glory. If you love old, achingly picturesque locations, this is for you. Personally I want the... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

In spite of the damp, grey weather this fascinating house still looked beautiful. Thank goodness it wasn't pulled down in the 50's as it might well have been. Extensive parkland walks and flower borders. Lovely.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The 14c moated manor house has changed over the years which makes it very interesting. The house and it's rooms are all well maintained, and all the rooms are filled with furniture and paintings. Cobbled courtyard with a grade 1 listed dog kennel, barrel vaulted chapel and elaborate wallpapers through out the house. There are extensive gardens and a picnic... More 

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Additional Information about Ightham Mote

Address: Mote Road | Ivy Hatch, Ightham TN15 0NT, England
Phone Number: 01732 810378
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ightham
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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