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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.

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What makes Ightham Mote special?

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Forthcoming events

There's something for everyone all year round at Ightham Mote including family activities, behind the scenes conservation days and theatre events.

Easter Egg Trail

2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

As part of our Cadbury's Easter Egg trail, the Easter Bunny needs your help to solve the mystery before you claim your chocolate Cadbury Egghead prize.

Sat 19 April, 11am - 3:30pm

£2.50 per child

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