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Local Attractions

Ightham Mote
Ightham Mote, Kent, England, UK
Nestling in a sunken valley, Ightham Mote, dating from 1320 with important later additions and alterations, is a rare example of a moated medieval manor house.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ighthammote
Oldbury Woods
Oldbury Woods one of the most beautiful places, with far reaching views, steep Iron Age ramparts, ancient oak and beech trees.
www.kentdowns.org.uk
Ightham - Visit the Heart of Kent, England, UK
Recreation Ground
Ightham Village Recreation Ground, Kent, England, UK
The Recreation Ground is located on the west side of the village and has good Tennis Courts, Football pitches and a Children's Play Area.
 

General Links

Visit South East England
Ightham - Visit South East England, UK
The beautiful south is closer than you think. Your official guide to South East England.
www.visitsoutheastengland.co.uk
Visit the Heart of Kent
A Guide to Tonbridge. The Heart of Kent is your guide to accommodation, places to visit and events in and around Ashford, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tenterden, Tonbridge, Cranbrook and Royal Tunbridge Wells.
www.visitheartofkent.com
Ightham - Visit the Heart of Kent, England, UK
Visit Kent
Ightham - Kent Tourism, England, UK
Kent is steeped in history and heritage and is also rightly renowned throughout the world as the Garden of England. Our extensive coastline boasts an enviable array of blue flag award winning beaches and thrilling watersports activities.
www.visitkent.co.uk
Visit Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells - Attracting visitors for 400 years...
www.visittunbridgewells.com
Ightham - Visit Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UK


 

Heritage

Tonbridge Castle
Tonbridge Castle, Tonbridge, Kent, England, UK
Tonbridge boasts Kent's best example of a Motte-and-Bailey Gatehouse, and its mighty gatehouse is among the finest in England.
www.tonbridgecastle.org
Penshurst Place
Set in the rural Weald of Kent surrounded by picturesque countryside and ancient parkland, Penshurst Place and Gardens has changed little over the centuries. This mediaeval masterpiece has been the seat of the Sidney family since 1552 and retains the warmth and character of a much-loved family home.
www.penshurstplace.com
Penshurst Place, Penshurst, Kent, England, UK
Leeds Castle
Leeds Castle, Leeds, Kent, England, UK
Set in 500 acres of beautiful parkland, a visit to Leeds Castle in the garden of England is full of discovery. Open all year round, its special blend of heritage and history, glorious gardens, attractions, programme of events, and licensed restaurant make it the perfect choice for a day out.
www.leeds-castle.com
Hever Castle
Historic Hever Castle and Gardens with its enchanting double-moated castle and 125 acres of spectacular gardens to explore, offers the visitor plenty to discover and enjoy.
www.hevercastle.co.uk
Hever Castle, Kent, England, UK
Chartwell House
Chartwell, Westerham, Kent, England, UK
The home of Sir Winston Churchill from 1922 until his death, Chartwell is still much as he left it, the rooms strongly evoking his career and wide interests. They include museum rooms with medals, uniforms, photographs and gifts from all over the world.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell
Chiddingstone Castle
Where else, away from the hustle and crowds of London, could you hope to find such a tranquil and exciting treasure as Chiddingstone Castle? A unique and unspoilt castle in Kent.
www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk
Chiddingstone Castle, Kent, England, UK
Knole House & Deer Park
Knole House, Sevenoaks, Kent, England, UK
Set in 500 acres of beautiful parkland, a visit to Leeds Castle in the garden of England is full of discovery. Open all year round, its special blend of heritage and history, glorious gardens, attractions, programme of events, and licensed restaurant make it the perfect choice for a day out.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole
Bayham Abbey
Bayham Abbey makes a fascinating day out on the Kent Sussex border. The impressive ruins include much of the 13th to 15th-century church, the chapter house, and a picturesque 14th-century gatehouse.
www.english-heritage.org.uk/bayhamabbey
Bayham Abbey, Kent, England, UK
Finchcocks Musical Museum
Finchcocks is a fine Georgian manor set in a beautiful garden, surrounded by parkland. It now houses a celebrated collection of over 100 historical keyboard instruments, of which more than forty are in full working order. It makes a wonderful day out for all the family.
www.finchcocks.co.uk
Finchcocks Musical Museum, Goudhurst, Kent, England, UK


 

Gardens

Scotney Castle
Scotney Castle, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UK
Scotney is not one but two houses. At the top of the hill is the new house, designed by Anthony Salvin in Elizabethan style and built in 1837 for Edward Hussey III, who took the 'Picturesque' style as his inspiration.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scotneycastlegarden
Groombridge Place
Groombridge Place Gardens & The Enchanted Forest - magic and mystery, history and intrigue, romance and peace at these beautiful award winning gardens - providing an unusual combination of a traditional heritage garden with the excitement, challenge and fun of the ancient woodland - appealing to young and old alike.
www.groombridge.co.uk
Groombridge Place Gardens and The Enchanted Forest, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UK
Sissinghurst Castle Garden
Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Sissinghurst, Kent, England, UK
This internationally renowned garden was developed by Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicolson around the surviving parts of an Elizabethan mansion.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sissinghurstcastlegarden
Marle Place Gardens
In Brenchley, near Tonbridge in Kent, Marle Place is a peaceful, privately owned Wealden garden, ten acres of formal planting and many more acres of woodland and orchard.
www.marleplace.co.uk
Marle Place Gardens, Brenchley, Kent, England, UK
Emmetts Garden
Emmets Garden, Kent, England, UK
Charming Emmetts – an Edwardian estate owned by Frederick Lubbock – was a plantsman's passion and a much-loved family home.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/emmettsgarden
Great Comp Garden
Set in the heart of the Garden of England and surrounding a 17th century house, Great Comp Garden is the delightful creation of Roderick and Joy Cameron since moving to Great Comp in 1957.
www.greatcompgarden.co.uk
Great Comp Garden, Crouch, Kent, England, UK
Pashley Manor Gardens
Pashley Manor Gardens, Kent, England, UK
A quintessentially English Garden, located in South East England, surrounding a private Grade I listed timber-framed house, dating from 1550 and enlarged in 1720.
www.pashleymanorgardens.com
Downderry Lavender Nursery
Downderry is a sensual experience always worth a visit. Set in the peaceful beauty of an old walled garden, Downderry is home to the National Plant Collections of Lavender and Rosemary in Kent. But we are more than custodians of these astonishing plants.
www.downderry-nursery.co.uk
Downderry Lavender, Hadlow, Kent, England, UK
Bedgebury Pinetum
Bedgebury Pinetum, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UK
Bedgebury Pinetum has the finest collection of conifers in the world providing enjoyment to visitors who come to appreciate the beauty and tranquillity of this unique attraction, which nestles quietly among lakes and valleys in the Kent countryside.
www.bedgeburypinetum.org.uk


 

Family Attractions

Hop Farm Family Park
The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent, England, UK
Our Award Winning World of Activities is packed full of new features, rides and undercover wonders to entertain and fuel imaginations – come and enjoy one of life’s biggest adventures. For a fun filled great value family day out, immerse yourself in many activities during your visit, there really is something for everyone.
www.thehopfarm.co.uk
Bewl Water
The South East's largest lake, set within the tranquil beauty of the Wealden countryside. Visitor centre, gift shop, refreshments and family restaurant with good disabled access. Passenger boat, cycle hire, woodland playground, round water track, plus watersports including trout fishing, sailing, windsurfing, rowing and canoeing.
www.bewlwater.co.uk
Bewl Water, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UK
Tonbridge Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pool
Tonbridge Swimming Pool, Kent, England, UK
Tonbridge boasts it's own leisure centre with an indoor and outdoor pool as well as a fully equipped health suite to relax and work-out in. Tonbridge Indoor and Outdoor Pool is open to the public all year round and offers very reasonable rates of a swim or use of it's health suite.
www.tonbridgepool.co.uk
Spa Valley Railway
The Spa Valley Railway runs for 3½ miles through the picturesque Kentish Weald countryside between the town of Royal Tunbridge Wells and the village of Groombridge, stopping off in between at High Rocks. Come and visit us and enjoy the delights of travelling behind a steam train, through Kent and Sussex.
www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk
Spa Valley Railway, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UK
Poult Wood Golf Course
Poult Wood Golf Course, Tonbridge, Kent, England, UK
Poult Wood has earned the enviable reputation of providing the quality of golf and standard of facilities that are on a par with any private course - except Poult Wood is a public course open to everyone.
www.poultwoodgolf.co.uk
Brands Hatch Race Track
Brands Hatch Motor Racing Circuit - Race cars, Superbikes, Rally cars, Caterham 7s, driving days, trackdays, off-road driving - events for all the family.
www.brandshatch.co.uk
Brands Hatch Motor Racing Circuit, Kent, England, UK


 

Vineyards

Biddenden Vineyards
Biddenden Vineyards, Kent, England, UK
The vineyards were established by the Barnes family in 1969. Starting at of an acre the vineyards has now reached 22 acres with nine varieties of grapes grown. Set on a gentle south facing slope in a shallow sheltered valley, ideal conditions for vines.
www.biddendenvineyards.com
Chapel Down Vineyard
Visit picturesque Tenterden Vineyard in the heart of the Kent countryside only 15 minutes south of Royal Tunbridge Wells. The Vineyard Shop is stocked full of the award winning 'Chapel Down', 'Curious Grape' and the new 'Lamberhurst Estate' wines together with a large range of local cheese, ham, pickles, chutneys and preserves. Free tastings of both wine and some of our food lines are offered all year round.
www.englishwinesgroup.com
Chapel Down Vineyard |  English Wines Group