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Very pretty

Visited this place in March the house was not open but the gardens were such lovely gardens and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
700 years of English history

We arrived in time for coffee and cake in the lovely cafe. We read the leaflet and discovered the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
horsham ,west sussex
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Ightham Mote is a magical 14th century moated manor house, surrounded by beautiful gardens, lakes and woodland walks. Built nearly 700 years ago, the house has been owned by medieval knights, courtiers to Henry VIII and high-society Victorians...more
Mote Road | Ivy Hatch, Ightham, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT, England
+44 1732 810378
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited this place in March the house was not open but the gardens were such lovely gardens and walks good gift shop and the toilets were clean has a cafe but didn’t use as very busy

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank suedsmith05
Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived in time for coffee and cake in the lovely cafe. We read the leaflet and discovered the first introductory talk was at 11-30am so set off for the house. The 15 minute talk was a potted history of ups and downs of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jttejn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My friend and I went yesterday for a visit and although we had a nice time, found it disappointing and overpriced. Typically with National Trust properties, it was pricey to get in and you have to pay for parking (with cash change - and exact...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank natters14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fascinating house with many rooms, chapel and big hall. You will find many antiques and lovely paintings there. There is a big garden, gift shop and restaurant.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Aragorn65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite torrential rain, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Ightham Mote. The guides were informative, funny and helpful. The place itself is fascinating and magical.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank judywoo2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well we thought we’d start off with a 3 mile walk.... don’t come with out your wellies or walking boots, the first 100metres is like a mud bath 😂😂... after that you should be ok, the walk the very pleasant and the views were lovely,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JuliaB761
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful. Kids love the stream to play in and natural play area. They always seem to update kids activities and the staff are the best I've met at a national trust location.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LEshaw17
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Amazing location especially for children 2-7 years old. Don't forget to bring wellies and they will have the best time ever. The natural playground offer an incredible opportunity to discover the natural beauties.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DanaRuxandra79
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

We visited Ightham Mote in winter so we were not able to enter the house as it was closed. However it still well worth a visit. The house is most unusual surrounded by a moat with attractive gardens.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RDS61
Reviewed 10 February 2019

Having been brought up and visited most National Trust properties in the area for some reason this one had never crossed my path. I went perhaps expecting to be somewhat underwhelmed however was pleasantly surprised. It's a wonderful and rather unique property very much off...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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17 April 2018|
Response from hazel b | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes , if you are not a member of the National Trust you have to pay for the car park and admission....hope this helps.
28 January 2018|
Response from FelixStowe10 | Reviewed this property |
Snowdrops are out in decent numbers in Sussex generally. If you know that Ightham have snowdrops, then they should be in flower.
26 August 2017|
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Response from davelanders2017 | Reviewed this property |
No this is not suitable for children of that age, playing football. There are woodland walks that would interest them.