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Ightham Mote

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Address: Mote Road | Ivy Hatch, Ightham TN15 0NT, England
Phone Number: 01732 810378
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Well worth a visit

Although we live in Kent we had never heard of Ightham Moat. Very happy we came across it by chance. Well worth a visit. Outstanding visitor information (even for National Trust... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Although we live in Kent we had never heard of Ightham Moat. Very happy we came across it by chance. Well worth a visit. Outstanding visitor information (even for National Trust) with volunteer talks, general handout, specific handouts and plenty of very well informed, friendly, and helpful volunteers in the various rooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

It's not easy to find Ightham Mote in the little hamlet of Ivy Hatch. Even from the entrance the house is hidden. But your endeavours are well worthwhile. This romantic, medieval moated manor house is every Englishman's idea of home. Bequeathed by an American who singlehanded saved it from terminal decay, it makes a perfect day for all the family.... More 

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Singapore
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

At the time of my last visit, half the building was still undergoing renovation. I am delighted to find that it is now completed and I think the money was well spent. I know from experience that it can be difficult to pin down the true character of a old building that has seen so much history and been subject... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My favourite Kent caste ( so far). A small in parts medieval caste with mote, small garden, volunteers, small shop. Absolutely beautiful. Just the right size to visit! become amember of the National Trust and you go free and part free. Lots of nice other suggestions for nice places to go...

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Try to get on a conducted tour of the tower - the views over the roof tops are great. There are walks through the surrounding countryside but we didn't have time to do them. Picnic by the lakes with views of the house or just enjoy the views from a deck chair.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

On a hot sunny day this was the perfect place to visit. The quick introductory talk was well worth going to, with its mixture of fact, informality and brevity, and the guides in each room were pleasant, informative and helpful, not to mention keeping an eye on what was going on. Extremely well run. We loved the 'Grade 1 Listed... More 

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Barnet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It's a gorgeous manor/castle. Really quaint and calm. Each room has a very different history and style. Furthermore, all the people working here are lovely and professional. In each room there was someone to explain you a bit more about history, architecture and furniture. The shop is really nice as well. You can find local products such as chutney, curd,... More 

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Bromham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Our initial view of the Manor was stunning and only a taste of what was to come. It has been restored by National Trust and is staffed by most helpful and knowledgeable volunteers who seem to live it's history. I can only say our afternoon was not long enough! Don't miss the talks or tower.

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Rochester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Having decided to come here last minute because the weather was miserable, it proved to be an excellent idea. Ightham Mote run by the National Trust is full of very knowledgeable guides who are happy to explain and talk about a variety of the historical importance of the house and those who lived in it. Thoroughly enjoyed the house and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very relaxing and peaceful place. Beautiful gardens, lots of history. Currently £12 for adults. Several tour guides who can take you around the very large house.

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