Visit Ightham Mote with your group

Ightham Mote (pronounced 'item moat') near Sevenoaks in Kent offers a great day out for groups. With plenty of rooms to explore, a garden and a surrounding estate, we'll ensure you all have an enjoyable visit.

The medieval moated manor house of Ightham Mote is nestled in a secluded valley in the rural Weald of Kent. Set within peaceful gardens with an orchard, water features, lakes and woodland walks, the house has seen many changes through its 700-year history, but remains untouched by time. Everyone who has lived here has left their mark - whether a medieval knight, courtier to Henry VIII or high society Victorian - each has added to its' charm. This is why, when you visit, you will see its a building of odd nooks and ancient stonework.

Booking a visit

We'd love to welcome your group of 15 or more people, but it's essential that you let us know you're coming - not only so that you receive your group discount and free coach parking, but to ensure we have the space to accommodate you. Call the office on 01732 810378 ext.100 or email to discuss your booking. 

Please note: due to car park restrictions, we cannot accept group visits on Bank Holidays, Good Friday and Bank Holiday weekends. 

 

Self-led group visits

If you're part of a group of 15 or more, and happy to explore Ightham Mote yourselves, then book a self-led visit.

To help you in the house, purchase our souvenir guidebook, look our for our interpretation sheets / folders or talk to one of our friendly room guides. For foreign visitors, we also have leaflets available in Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Slovak and Spanish.

As part of your group's visit, why not join one of our free talks or tours.

  • Introductory talks (11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm) last approximately 15 minutes and provide some background to Ightham Mote.
  • The Tower tour (subject to weather and volunteer availability) offers some spectacular views over the gardens.
  • The garden tour (subject to volunteer availability) lasts approximately 45 minutes and takes you on a journey around the garden, including a visit to the South Lake, which is normally closed. 

 

Guided group tours

If you'd like a little more from your visit, you can book your group onto a tour of the house with one of our knowledgeable guides. Starting at 10.15am, this tour , before the house opens to the public. This is a fantastic way of getting a more detailed understanding of the house, and learning about some of its secrets.

Please note: we're unable to take your group on a tour unless it's booked in advance.

 

Whilst you're here

Whether you're here for a whistle stop visit, or a relaxing day, get your tastebuds tingling with a visit the Mote Café, and what visit is complete without a trip to the gift shop?

 

Any other questions?

If you need any further advice, please contact us on 01732 810378 ext. 100 or email us.