Ightham Mote

Important notice -

Our outdoor areas, café and shop are open, to ensure entry to garden, pre-booking is advisable, please arrive in your timeslot for the safety of other visitors.The house is closed until 17 May. Dogs welcome on countryside walks but not in garden.

Outstanding 14th-century moated manor house

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What's on

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 (10 May - 16 May)

Thu 13 May 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Ightham Mote.
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Things to see and do

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Our work

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

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Feeling peckish?

Our café has now re-opened for a take-out service. We've got a full range of hot and cold drinks, sweet cakes and bakes, light lunches, snacks and ice cream. Please note we can only accept card payment at the moment. We've introduced safety measures including queuing systems and screens. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

View upstairs iinside the shop at Ightham Mote

Stop off at the shop

No visit is complete without a browse of the shop. We've got a wide array of gifts and souvenirs to tempt you. From stylish home accessories to moreish tasty treats, there's something 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