Opening times for 28 February 2024
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Dogs are welcome in the grounds on short leads but not in the dwelling. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout.
Uneven floors and steps throughout. Narrow, winding stair to first floor rooms. Low, narrow doorways. Please note, the site is unstaffed. Parking in layby next to the gated entrance for max 2 cars. Not suitable for coaches and buses.
2 miles south of Borough Green (A25); approached via A227 and Plaxtol. Please note the lanes are very narrow on the approach so expect to meet cars, horses and pedestrians.
Parking: Layby next to the gate entrance for maximum 2 cars
Remains of a late 13th-century knight's dwelling in the Kent countryside, including the solar chamber, barrel-vaulted undercroft, chapel and garderobe.
Rare remaining structure of a late 13th-century knight's dwelling, including the solar chamber, barrel-vaulted undercroft, chapel and garderobe.
Dating from 1290, this medieval Knight’s house is a rare survivor from the time of Edward I.
Built by William le Hore, the property was called the ‘Manor of Sore alias Hores’. From 1348 this was the fortified home of the wealthy Colepeper family. What remains are the private rooms of the lord and his family, which were on the first floor. This provided extra security from thieves who roamed the countryside.