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Ightham Mote

Mote Road | Ivy Hatch, Ightham TN15 0NT, England
01732 810378
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Ightham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Very lovely old building in exceptional, and brilliantly maintained gardens and grounds. A good cafe/restaurant too.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

When we visited Ightham it was a beautiful sunny day which added to a perfect visit. The house is very interesting and the guides are full of information and also very friendly. The grounds are ideal for a gentle stroll or a nice picnic and for letting the kids have a play. Restaurant very good also there is a shop... More

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London, United Kingdom
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208 reviews 208 reviews
110 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I have very impressed by this beautifully restored building. The National trust have done a wonderful job restoring this building and looking after the lovely gardens. The history of the building from the 14th century to the last owner Mr Robertson is fascinating. The staff were so friendly and talkative and you could tell they loved their jobs. There is... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We thought we would have a day out at Ightham Mote. The last time we went there it was a building under renovation. We found it to be a lovely place and well worth a visit. We did wait and listen to a gentleman who was giving a talk about the history of the place. Really interesting and you could... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I so loved this place. We arrived not knowing what to expect and were quickly taken in by the beautiful mote. We put our names down for a guided tour of the gardens and had a wonderful wander around the extended grounds with a wonderful guide. We stayed longer than we expected but were able to get a lunch in... More

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Choose a lovely day and you won't be disappointed. Plenty of parking, small coffee shop and gift shop. Lovely to walk around the gardens and then around the house. Has a vegetable garden, lake and a mote around the house. It's a national heritage , so quite expensive for what it is but great for a card holder.

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East Sussex
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186 reviews 186 reviews
53 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was 10 years since we last visited this wonderful house when the rebuilding was in full swing, so that time the viewing was a bit restricted. However, this time all was open and as we went from room to room, we were greeted without fail in each room by the NT volunteers. They all, without prompting, offered to tell... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I went here in June with my boyfriend; we're new National Trust members and are slowly working our way around all the NT places in the South East! Ightham Mote was beautiful with lovely gardens; we really enjoyed wandering around the grounds, and exploring inside the house. The best part however was Diane, a National Trust member of staff/volunteer, who... More

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Southampton
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113 reviews 113 reviews
60 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The is a beautiful and very old historic house surrounded by its own moat and I don't see how anyone cannot enjoy it. There are also lovely grounds and some gardens for a walk or to sit and enjoy the peacefulness. Don't miss it - this is a must. We have been twice now and this latest visit was just... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You have to thank an American for saving this for us and what a save it was. This stunning house in its fabulous setting is enlivened by a succesion of friendly ,helpful and knowledgable room steward volunteers who added to our enjoyment of the visit. It was well worth the detour off the M25 on our journey south and comend... More

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