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National Trust at its best

We have visited Knole many times but were interested to see how the renovations were progressing... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Linda S
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London, United Kingdom
Relax and enjoy history and exercise

After a £20 million refit, Knole is a must visit for everyone. The new conservation area must be... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Evelyn D
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have visited Knole many times but were interested to see how the renovations were progressing. There was work going on to the car park area which required stewards, but the house, café and new gatehouse were all open and looking splendid.

The café was busy but coping well with its expanded seating area and "birds eye" rooftop area on a sunny day. Good selection of food and helpful staff.

The new gatehouse limits the number of people who can go into the tower at any one time, but it was really worth the wait to access this new exhibition.

Our only disappointment was that there were no new rooms open to see inside the main house. Guided walks in the parkland and around the house were very enjoyable. We chose the longest walk and saw areas of the park which we had never seen before.

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

After a £20 million refit, Knole is a must visit for everyone. The new conservation area must be seen. Walking around the grounds, children can feed the numerous deer hand to mouth. All of this, a picknick and Sunday walk with a great cafe, this is paradise. If you are not a National Trust Member, it only costs £4 per car.

Thank Evelyn D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of lovely walks, deer and stags to spot. Watch out for the golfers! Cafe at the house is good if a little pricey.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Knole House on a unplanned passing-by visit. At no point from the man on the main gate to the last in the reception at the house we're we told that the main part of the house was closed to visitors. It's understood that conservation has to be done but the lack of information about closures for those who are just passing by and call in put a damperen on the trip.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit if you are in the area of Sevenoaks.

Plenty of nice walks, house/tower to visit.

Lovely cafe and national trust shop.

Thank lynnward
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a group of friends and had a great time.
Post code above took us right to the carpark.
There’s a picnic area right next to the carpark.
Can’t review the restaurant as we didn’t use the facility but what we saw of the house was impressive and the public toilets in the house were clean.

We went mainly for the walk which was very enjoyable as the weather was perfect. It is worth taking binoculars as we saw plenty of deer, a magnificent stag who seemed as interested in us as we were of him, wild parakeets, pheasant and even came across a hornets nest in a fallen tree whilst collecting some sweet chestnuts off track. Fortunately a friend spotted it before we got too close which allowed us to observe it from a safe distance. Never seen live hornets before so was amazed at how big they were.

We will no doubt return.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took an escorted tour before general opening of this wonderful Tudor palace. The early escorted tours are free of charge. The palace is full of treasures and art. Well worth a visit.

Thank Sallyrb2014
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I often go to Knole. The walks are varied and beautiful. Have taken bikes too. The house is interesting and the staff always friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. A lovely day out for families, couples or just a line dog walker.

Thank Christine S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The house & collections are fantastic. Worst National Trust restaurant we have experienced. Very limited sandwich selection an those available looked very unappetising! Hot food dishes were limited and very unattractive! Don't bother to visit the restoration studio. When we arrived just after lunch, there were no craftspeople present as they all go to lunch at the same time! The restoration benches were behind a barrier so being able to see the work was impossible!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Every American who watches PBS or reads Agatha Christie has to visit at least one of these ancient, enormous houses while in England. We just don't have anything like them.This one is convenient to London and can be accessed on foot from the train station, although it is a bit of a hike. The house is every bit as historic, huge and ostentatious as I could have wished for. The park is beautiful and much larger than I anticipated.The deer are quite tame, you are sure to see dozens. There is a little cafe tucked discreetly to one side of the house, and the food was actually pretty good. We had no trouble finding parking, but we were there early.

Thank Lynn S
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