We’re reopening the places you love in Kent, safely and in line with government guidance. We recommend you book in advance for visits to gardens, parks and houses, especially at busy times such as weekends. See what’s open and ready for you to book this week below…
History and nature merge seamlessly across the estate from the garden framed by the walls Sir Winston Churchill helped build, to acres of woodland and wider meadows. The house has re-opened with safety measures in place. Just enquire about tickets on arrival.
A late 19th century design, Emmetts Garden contains many exotic and rare trees and shrubs from across the world. As the colours turn throughout the garden, take in the views and enjoy the peace and tranquillity.
Visit the place that Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson fell in love with. The world renowned garden they created together still looks beautiful in the autumn months with dew twinkling on the hedges and seed heads. The Long Library is also open to explore with safety measures in place.
Scotney Castle in Kent boasts a romantic garden with a view of the 14th-century moated castle and the Victorian country mansion and all in a beautiful wooded estate. Autumn adds a wash of colours across the estate and throughout the garden.
Knole House has been welcoming visitors through its enormous wooden doors for over 400 years. The showrooms in the house are open again and ready for you to visit. These sumptuous interiors are full of rich colours, ornate details and layers of history.
Even bold adventurers don't need to go too far from home to tick off challenges from the '50 things' activity list. Here are our top ten ideas for activities that you can do in your own back garden, nearest park or outdoor green space.
Did you know that we produce podcasts? You can download episodes for free on a variety of subjects, from the stories behind our gardens, collections and outdoor places, to the houses that helped shape and influence the work of great writers.
Bateman's may be closed at the moment but here's a way that you can take in its beauty from the comfort of your sofa. Watch and listen to one of Rudyard Kipling's poems narrated in his study accompanied by views of the garden.