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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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Cuffley, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This gorgeous looking house simply oozes atmosphere and sits neatly in its moat while surrounded in pleasant grounds, which cry out for you to bring a picnic. However, for those who don't bring their own food, there is a very nice, modern restaurant/cafe hidden out of sight at the top of the path near the car park. it is a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Like all the National Trust properties this is a well run and well restored treasure. Few historic houses are quite as old as this one. Even on a busy bank holiday weekend there were many knowledgable volunteers available it seemed in every room to give details.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
72 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Got lost on the way but that's where the fun begins. Ingtham is a lovely gem. The grounds and building are outstanding.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We are a family with a 6 year old and a little King Charles Spaniel. Being members of National Trust we are aware of the does and don't with this type of areas/properties. On arriving at the car-park were pleased to see loads of parking. But it was spoilt as we walked across the car park to the reception this... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We visted here as part of our National Trust Tour and really enjoyed it . Its set in beautiful surroundings and was manned by enthusiastic friendly volunteers. The Tower tour is worth a go as you get great veiws of the grounds etc its free but tickets are limited so ask at the door. Well worth a visit. picnic blankets... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

A true hidden gem – and it really is hidden away! This actually worked in its favour historically (you can find out why when you visit!), and now we're left with a beautifully restored medieval moated manor house and gardens to enjoy. Very tranquil picnic under the trees. It is a bit pricey (not uncommon for these attractions) but it... More

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Being a highly rated attraction on TripAdvisor we decided to visit Ightham Mote during a week off work. We were somewhat surprised to pay £2 (free for National Trust members) for car parking and then on entering be identified as a non National Trust members by a different colour sticker that you had to wear. This left us feeling like... More

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IghthamMote, Visitor Experience Manager at Ightham Mote, responded to this review

We are sorry it was not clear to you why we use different coloured entrance stickers. We give blue stickers to non members so we can easily identify to offer the chance to join The National Trust: as members get free car parking, and if you join on the day you visit, your entrance refunded. Hope that reassures. Our wonderful... More

Folkestone, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The National Trust have restored this wonderful building so well, that you would never realize that it took years and years to complete and now you would never know! the area its stands in a cavalcade of beauty the trees, the plants, the flowers!. It was a privilege to be there , the staff were so very helpful, even the... More

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This lovely house is well worth a visit if in this lovely area of rural Kent. Recently restored by the National Trust this must be one of their hidden gems.

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Top Contributor
247 reviews 247 reviews
74 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Visited here on the spur of the moment. This was a very good decision. The house was stunning form the outside and inside didn’t disappoint either. The volunteers were very good at interacting with visitors. Two of the guides took it to another level-one outside the house giving a 20 mins history of the place and the other in the... More

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