Ightham Mote

Important notice -

4th Jan - 4th March: House closed for conservation. Garden, cafe and shop open daily, 10am - 4pm. From 1 Nov until end Feb, dogs on leads welcome in the garden.

Outstanding 14th-century moated manor house

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Things to see and do

The view on a crisp winter morning towards the tower at Ightham Mote

The garden

Enjoy fourteen acres of varied garden when you visit, wander through dells and glades, amongst apple trees and lakes, a garden for all seasons. From November - February dogs on leads are welcome too.

A tree is silhouetted against a sunset on the snowy estate

Discover our estate

Why not extend your visit with a woodland wander or a hill climb. With three waymarked walks, from one to five miles, the estate is brimming with wildlife and plenty to see.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Volunteering coffee mornings

Wed 26 Jan 2022
Find out more about volunteering at Ightham Mote. Looking for something different to do for the New Year? Join us for one of our coffee mornings to find out how you can support us at Ightham Mote.
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Our work

An artist impression of the newly designed areas at Ightham Mote

Unlocking Ightham Mote 

As of the 11 August 2021, we're delighted that Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council has granted planning permission for new visitor infrastructure at Ightham Mote which will enhance its setting and secure the future of this historically important and valued place.

The north east corner of Ightham Mote covered in scaffolding

The £10 million house 

Aiming to retain the original fabric of the house wherever possible, and to use traditional methods and materials, the conservation work at Ightham Mote took 15 years to complete.

Flood water in the house courtyard

Caring for Ightham Mote  

In 2016, the team were met with a challenge that called for extensive conservation work, here's a reminder of what happened and what work is needed to care for Ightham Mote.

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Eating and shopping

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Get involved

Garden volunteers talking to visitors

Give volunteering a try 

Keep active, learn new skills and make new friends, as well as helping bring Ightham Mote to life - just some of the reasons to start volunteering.

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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