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Notice: We plan to open the Cobham Mausoleum to visitors from Spring 2014, and are currently updating our website to reflect this. Further details will follow.
A recently restored 18th-century mausoleum, designed by James Wyatt, and set in peaceful woodland
Absorb the atmosphere at the wonderfully restored Darnley Mausoleum, designed by James Wyatt and so memorably featured in the BBC's Restoration programme.
Then follow in the footsteps of the Darnley family while walking through the peaceful woodland, once part of their extensive estate.
The managed wood pasture at Cobham is historically significant as it is considered by many to be the closest type of landscape in lowland Britain to that which existed in prehistoric times. Set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) the site is also classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the rarity of the wood pasture habitat.
Grazing cattle have been introduced to help restore the woodland pasture, enabling the mosaic of grasses, herbaceous plants and scrub, which are characteristic of this important environment, to re-establish.