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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
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Ightham Mote is located about 6 miles from Sevenoaks and 3 from Borough Green in Kent. I defy anyone not to go "WOW" when they first cast eyes on the property!! This is a real gem, (A jewel in the crown of the National Trust) a medieval moated manor house set within it's own grounds (owned and managed by the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful timber framed 700 year old manor house surrounded by a moat. Small but really worth a visit. The gardens are lovely as well with a formal lawn and secret glades.

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Ashbourne, Derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

last time we saw this it had just been gifted to the Trust and we were thrilled with watching the Archeologists, restorers and the woodcarvers. This time it was finished and furnished. WOW. Absolutely beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Visited early Saturday 5th April & lucky enough to see house and grounds without the crowds. Immaculately kept & maintained, with some of the loveliest NT volunteers I've come across, all knowledgeable, helpful & welcoming - like a big happy family. The house, moat, stable block & setting really beautiful, magical & romantic - quite special. Inner courtyard splendid too... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We came here last week and loved the house,it really is stunning and well worth a visit. We enjoyed our time here but it is not large and the garden small in comparison to other NT places. I don't think we stayed for more than a couple of hours including a meal. The house is the high point and the... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

we were quite shocked at having to find money to pay for parking as well as the entry price. Is this a thing that all the National trust properties are doing now? I don't really understand the logic of it. The house was fantastic, very interesting, and the gardens were nice but not as big as i expected. toilets were... More

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Igtham Mote is a charming medieval moated country house near Sevenoaks. The directions were ‘on the A227’ but in fact it is along a narrow country lane about 2 miles from the main road. We decided to have an early lunch as soon as we got there. It was unexpected to find a restaurant that seemed to be staffed entirely... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

After paying to park and paying again to get in, one could be forgiven for expecting more of this attraction. Regrettably, while the house and gardens are attractive, there is too little here to occupy you for more than an hour. The highlight for me was a guided tour of the gardens, provided by a volunteer. The low point was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Steep hill to get down to the house but well worth it. Beautiful. Cafe bit over priced like most of these places.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Went in December when they hold a period Christmas event, the man in the billards room should be highly commended he was amazing, the house was beautiful (only the ground floor is open), the different christmas trees were beautiful and the staff were really knowledgable, although we found the 'ghosts' acting a little cringeworthy but good on them for trying.... More

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