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Ightham Mote

Address: Mote Road | Ivy Hatch, Ightham TN15 0NT, England
Phone Number: 01732 810378
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Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Ightham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed our visit - disappointed most of the house was closed, but understand why. ladies on the entrance were very helpful. car park seemed a little confusing. cold but sunny day. the volunteers inside the house did their best to describe the pieces that were covered for their protection. learnt a lot about the ownership of the house and the... More 

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Medway
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Had a view around the house, staff were very knowledgeable and willing to discuss things adult to adult, and then repeat it all in terms that young children understood. It was a delight to see active preservation taking place in the library, also had a good walk round the grounds. As it was half term week additional craft activities had... More 

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Ightham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Tucked away in the Kent countryside, you can really appreciate a timeless house and landscape. Beautifully restored house, lovely walks both short and long.

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London
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122 reviews 122 reviews
38 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We are visiting this area quite a lot at the moment and have been to the cafe here on many weekends. The food is very good but somewhat limited. We usually have the soup and bread, the soup is always delicious and the bread fresh. The other non vegetarian meal is sausages and mash potatoes and gravey which is really... More 

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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Over priced food, very poor quality and the portions just large enough for a small child! The one positive thing was the Nation Trust Circular walk (about 8 miles). Well worth it and brilliant. It took us about 4 hours to complete it. We were looking forward to our well deserved lunch however sadly it did not full fill it's... More 

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visited Ightham Mote last week, having checked opening hours before departure, both on website and phone app. We believed the house was open until 3pm, no mention given of guided tours only, or that only the ground floor open, or that the ground floor was "put to bed" and therefore we wouldn't see anything! It was pouring with rain... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went to Ightham Mote this afternoon and we were just looking to go around the ground's to allow our young child to run around. As national trust members we had free entry and went around the ground floor of the house which was mainly covered to protect the items over the winter months, but it was still informative and... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We have visited the beautiful and fascinating Ightam Mote before as National Trust members and so being in the area we were pleased to see it is now open all year round. The members handbook states in winter months there is partial access to the house and grounds. Fair enough. What we weren't expecting was that in the ground floor... More 

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Hornchurch, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We went to Ightham Mote after staying in the area over Saturday night and thought to take an opportunity in visiting one of the local properties. As we are National Trust members we noted it was open to the public when normally it would be around March time. Although upstairs of the house was closed off and majority its contents... More 

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

With the National Trust opening certain properties during the winter months we took the opportunity to visit Ightham Mote. It's a place we had not been back to since the major restoration work. The NT staff were very helpful and pleased to see everyone. The grounds were available to walk around to see the snowdrops and other early spring flowers.... More 

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