Ightham Mote

Important notice -

Gardens, shop and café open daily. The house reopens 2 March. Due to kitchen improvements, the café will only be serving cold food, snacks and hot/cold drinks on 26 February.

Outstanding 14th-century moated manor house

What to do in winter

Kinds walking in wellies with bare trees around them in bright sunshine

January and February at Ightham Mote 

Take an invigorating stroll around the gardens, or enjoy a longer walk through the estate. Look out for the snowdrops as spring starts to emerge.

Upcoming events

Snowdrop season

Sat 16 Feb 2019
The dainty bowed heads of the snowdrop are a much loved reminder that spring is on its way. Having planted over 5000 snowdrops, there should be a heavenly display.

February half term

Sat 16 Feb 2019
This February half term, follow our hibernation trail to become a nature detective and discover what animals live here but may be having a snooze until the weather gets a bit warmer.

Ranger Roams

Wed 06 Mar 2019
Join the rangers for their series of themed guided walks on the Ightham Mote estate.

Make Mum's day

Sun 31 Mar 2019
Make Mum feel special this Mothering Sunday with a visit to Ightham Mote.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 06 Apr 2019
Spring is in the air at Ightham Mote and to celebrate, our Cadbury Easter Egg hunt takes on a nature theme.

May half-term family fun

Sat 25 May 2019
Explore the garden with our Rooster and the Fox compass trail and tick of one of your 50 things.
Ightham Mote

Eating and shopping

Ightham Mote


Ightham Mote


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.

Ightham Mote

Our work

Ightham Mote

Get involved

Ightham Mote

Art and collections

Our collections

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