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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
Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This beautiful medieval manor house was so special to the national trust they decided to lavish 10 million pounds on renovations. It's impossible to see how they managed to spend all that in a relatively modest property by trust standards. However I guess that's was the idea in the first place. The tour now consists of a walk through time... More

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Dover, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited this site on a dull overcast day , the gardens are very welcoming and very well looked after .The house itself is beautiful inside and out , with a well stocked shop. Well worth a visit

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UK
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130 reviews 130 reviews
45 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We looked up what was here before we visited. The house and gardens are not huge but it is sooooo worth a visit. Loads of great photo opportunities. The house itself was build over a long time period and worth the walk round. We did both the talks which help you to understand the history but if you are not... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Depending on the direction of your approach, this place will take some finding without the aid of a satnav. Buried deep in the Kent countryside and with an unpronounceable name, you begin to wonder if it will ever appear and road signs are not good. Patience is rewarded as this immaculately maintained and outstanding example of a medieval moated manor... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A National Trust property which was well worth the visit. The setting is so picturesque with the house surrounded by the moat. The grounds and gardens were excellently maintained as is usual with a NT property.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

What an absolutely charming & beautiful hidden gem. Careful when looking for this place, as you may well drive straight past & miss it altogether. We are National Trust members & probably wouldn't have considered visiting if we weren't. That would have been a shame as it is an absolutely charming attraction & well worth a visit. As I've already... More

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Senior Reviewer
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Ightham Mote is a beautiful house in a great setting. I had never gone because I do not have a car and it is not close to the train. However, before a visit to Knole (also worth seeing), I found a note on the National Trust website suggesting a country walk that runs in a circle between the two historic... More

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Bucks
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111 reviews 111 reviews
30 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have visited Ightham Mote several times. It never fails to delight! We thoroughly enjoy the introductory talk, this time given by Malcolm who has a great sense of humour and did a great job. The house is amazing to wander around and I love the fact that the Mote is still full of water and makes this property unique.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I'm a life member of the National Trust and have visited several times; each time there is a bit more to see as new rooms are restored and opened to visitors. The guides, who are all volunteers, are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic which adds to the experience. Lovely gardens and good icecream!

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Chessington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stunning grounds! Beautiful House!, Take a visit, why don't you? You won't be disappointed! The house has history seeping from the walls, the family stories are fascinating. The people that work there are so knowledgeable! We had our teenage granddaughter with us. My camera ended up in her hands, and David Bailey was reborn! Everything is so interesting! It's a... More

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