A pink standard 'cabbage' rose with the north face of Ightham Mote behind

Fairytale castles, historic royal residences and the home of Churchill

Places to visit

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The White Garden in summer at Sissinghurst Castle

Where you can visit 

We have opened most of our National Trust gardens and parks, as well as car parks, in line with government guidance. You will need to book your visit in advance. In Kent, you can book visits to Ightham Mote, Emmetts Garden, Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Scotney Castle, Chartwell and Knole.

Places to visit in Kent

Garden and house in summer evening light

Ightham Mote 

Ightham Mote is surrounded by peaceful gardens with an orchard, water features, lakes and woodland walks. Sitting at the heart is the 700-year-old romantic moated manor house rising from the moat.

Virtual highlights

Yellow rattle in the wildflower meadow

Wildflower meadows from Kent and East Sussex 

Find out more about the work our rangers in Kent and East Sussex are doing with new and existing wildflower meadows.

Things to try at home

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