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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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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Ightham Mote is a National Trust property which does not overwhelm by its size but does by its character and atmosphere. The house sits wonderfully in its grounds and gardens. The Jacobean House has many original features. There are also original ceiling paintings from the reign of Henry V111. We enjoyed our walk in the gardens and grounds as well... More

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West Yorkshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best National Trust properties I have visited. The first view of the manor house as you come down the incline is breathtaking. It is beautifully maintained. The volunteers are helpful and informative. Don't miss the introductory talk which takes about 15 minutes. A lady called Pat told us a lot of history, names, dates etc.... More

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Hampshire, UK
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We have visited many, many National Trust properties but Ightham Mote is one of the best. It's unusual with it's moat and Grade 1 listed dog kennel. What made it for me was the interesting tour of the house, it just goes on and on with many rooms, all with something to see or discuss with the room guide. Few... More

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

We visited this Medieval/Tudor house and gardens and enjoyed the experience. There isn't a huge amount to see in the house but it was enhanced by a 15 minute talk from the guide covering its history since its foundation in the early 14th century. The gardens and wider grounds are lovely and ranmbling.

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Cuffley, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 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
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51 helpful votes 51 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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