Ightham Mote is a 14th century manor house set in a deep wooded valley. The walls of the house rise sheer from a surrounding moat and half-timbered upper storey projects from the facade. The house is built around three courtyards and despite many later alterations has kept its medieval appearance. The garden is laid out in a consciously old-fashioned pattern. This reflects the late-19th century's idea of the Middle Ages and the influence of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement. The beautiful garden includes an orchard, water features, lakes and woodland walks.
- Telephone: 01732 810378 ext 100
- Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote
- Opening times: Open daily Apr-Oct (except Tues & Sat) 1100-1730
- Travel information: Borough Green & Wrotham railway station, with services to London - 3 1/2miles away. By road 6 miles south east of Sevenoaks, off A25
Facilities: Gift shop and tea rooms