How to get here
Hildenborough (4 miles) and Sevenoaks (7 miles) are both on the London Bridge / London Charing Cross to Hastings mainline. Sevenoaks (7 miles) is also on the Thameslink line from Bedford. Borough Green and Wrotham (3½ miles) are on the London Victoria to Ashford line. Taxi ranks / phones are available at all stations.
6 miles north of Tonbridge on A227 - follow the brown sign to the left along High Cross Road, towards Ivy Hatch and turn left onto Moat Road; 6 miles south of Sevenoaks on A25 - follow the brown sign to the right along Coach Road. 16 miles west of Maidstone on A20/A25 - follow the brown sign to the left along Coach Road.
Parking: 200 yards. Free parking for National Trust members. £2 for non-members.
Ightham Mote is just off The Greensand Way - the long distance walking route across Surrey and Kent.
Go Travel 404 from Sevenoaks train station, Monday to Friday will drop off at Ightham Mote (please tell driver). Autocar 222 Tunbridge Wells to Borough Green, alight at Ightham village George & Dragon Monday - Saturday, 2 miles walk. Arriva 308 Sevenoaks train station to Gravesend, hourly service Monday to Saturday alight Ightham village, 2 miles walk.
The roads around Ightham Mote are single carriage-way country roads with National Speed limits. The nearest cycle route is the Tonbridge to Ivy Hatch Loop (see www.cycle-route.com for more details).