Tours and new discoveries this winter

There's nothing better than starting a new year. It might be the depths of winter but there is an optimism in the air and the sense of a new start. Learning new things or discovering something different can be a great way of setting out our good intentions for the year ahead. Our places in Kent and East Sussex have some great guided tours to help you on your way to finding out more about your favourite places. Packed full of history and some juicy behind the scenes information, what better way to start as you mean to go on.

The portcullis and badge and shields of the Dallingridge family above the entrance to Bodiam Castle in East Sussex

Guided castle tours at Bodiam Castle

Join a free guided tour around the castle to discover a little bit more about this special place.

Southeast Quarter Scullery

Servants' Life tours at Ightham Mote

Uncover the hidden stories of the servants on this new tour of the domestic quarters of the house.

A long, narrow attic room stretches ahead, with wooden floorboards, a window at the far end, patched walls and trunks and chairs lined up against one side wall

The attics at Knole

Discover the fascinating stories waiting to be discovered in Knole’s hidden attics, including graffiti and witchmarks. Find out how to book behind the scenes attic tours ...

Front view of Bateman's

Winter conservation of Bateman's

Enjoy a conservation tour of Kipling's former home this winter and see how we work hard to preserve his precious possessions during these quieter months of the year.

Audio guides now in use at Chartwell with woman holding and listening with lakes and swimming pool in background

Audio guides at Chartwell

Discover the stories of Chartwell at your own pace from this November with our brand new audio guides. Choose between different topics to suit your own interests - with more coming soon - by picking up one of our new lightweight devices, free with your entry from our Visitor Centre.