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Notice: Please note our shop and cafe will be open until 3.30pm in January. House and visitor reception closes at 3pm. Last entry half an hour before closing.
Outstanding 14th-century moated manor house
Lose yourself in this romantic moated manor house, described by David Starkey as 'one of the most beautiful and interesting of English country houses'.
Built nearly 700 years ago, this house has seen many changes and been owned by Medieval knights, courtiers to Henry VIII and high society Victorians.
Highlights include the picturesque courtyard, Great Hall, crypt, Tudor painted ceiling, Grade I listed dog kennel and the private apartments of Charles Henry Robinson, who gave Ightham Mote to the National Trust in 1985.
The house is surrounded by peaceful gardens with an orchard, water features, lakes and woodland walks.
Venture onto the Ightham Mote estate on one of the three estate walks, which offer unique views across the Kent countryside and stunning displays of flora and fauna. There is the renowned ancient bluebell woodland in spring at Scathes Wood, wildflowers in the summer, autumn colours and the crisp days of winter to come back and enjoy. Discover the hoppers' huts and the source of the water spring that feeds the moat at Ightham Mote.
For further information see things to see and do.
What makes Ightham Mote special?
Join us for one of the Mote Café’s winter walks. Informal guided walks take place on Sundays throughout January and February.
Family winter pack
Go wild, get muddy and have some fun outdoors. Blow off the cobwebs and tick off some 50 things with our Winter Activity Pack (download for free or buy at Visitor Reception for 50p).