Ightham Mote

Important notice -

The countryside walks at Ightham Mote are open. You will need to book your visit to the gardens in advance. Coach Road from A25 closed - please follow diversions.

Outstanding 14th-century moated manor house

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Please book ahead before visiting

The gardens, estate and car park at Ightham Mote have now re-opened. We've introduced advance booking to keep everybody safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary. Please book your tickets by 3.00pm the day ​before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing ​tickets every Friday.​ We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Ightham Mote (23 Nov - 29 Nov)

Fri 27 Nov 2020
Book your timed entry to visit Ightham Mote.
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Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Feeling peckish? 

Our cafe will reopen from 20 July and will initially be serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone. ​

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Looking from the courtyard, across the North Bridge

The owners of Ightham Mote 

Who used to live here? Uncover the stories of some of the families who have lived here over the past 700 years including medieval knights, Tudor courtiers, high society Victorians and an American businessman.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Ightham Mote on the National Trust Collections website