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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, Cultural
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Me and my husband have been to Ightham Mote a couple of times, only only as a base to park the car as we take a ramble across the countryside. Sunday we set out to actually go in the picturesque property and we were both amazed by all the history that oozed out of every nook and cranny, and yet... More

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York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very interesting house gave a real feel for the period. Only draw back is that some of the paths were quite steep.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Even at the end of October the gardens were still beautiful and well worth exploring. My highlight of the house was the eighteenth century wallpaper in the drawing room. The current focus on the links with the first world war were very moving. My only quibble would be the price, over £10 for such small gardens seemed a little steep.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Today I took two young girls to Ightham mote and with it being halloween and a gorgeous day we were able to walk around the grounds on a pumpkin trail. The gardens were stunning, plenty of staff gardening while we were there. It was tidy and had even set up deck chairs for guests to use. Inside the house were... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A lovely Tudor House in a beautiful setting. I can imagine in the summer the gardens being stunning. My only issue is the cost of £23 for the two of us. I would suggest that a different price for summer/winter based on the difference the gardens would make to the whole afternoon. The house is beautiful maintained and is well... More

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Surrey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

One of my favourite places to visit, especially as it plays a part in one of my all time favourite books, Green Darkness by Anya Sewell. Has all the quirkiness of the Tudor Manor House. Beautiful garden and very informative National Trust staff.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I didn't really know what to expect but what a little gem. Ample parking and easy access to the main entrance. However very steep pathway down to the house. (about seventy-five metres) The house is magnificent. Surrounded by a moat and facing onto a manicured lawn. The staff are friendly, approachable and knowledgable. Speaking with them makes the whole experience... More

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Surrey
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Visited with friends. National Trust property. Very steep path down to the house, but a lower drop off point is available (enquire at reception).The view of the house from the path is excellent. It's well worth listening to the introductory talk before you go around the house. It is a worthwhile place to visit, and the house's history is fascinating.... More

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South West
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119 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a lovely National Trust property. It is about 700 years old & has quite a fascinating history. It is a manor house surrounded by a mote. It is very unusual & picturesque, set in lovely grounds & pretty gardens. A nice way to view them is to climb the stairs to the roof. A worthwhile visit.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A National trust gem. The gardens were very well kept and the rooms in the house were very well restored with friendly and knowledgeable guides who are all volunteers. There are regular guided tours or you can just wander at your leisure. The setting perfect for photos with the centrepiece being the house surrounded by the moat and so peaceful.... More

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