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Ightham Mote

Heritage and Gardens
Heritage and Gardens

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Open 10:00 - 17:00

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Nestled at the bottom of a path sits a picture-perfect, 14th-century timber-framed manor house, on its own little island surrounded by water.

Built nearly 700 years ago, this house has seen many changes and been owned by medieval knights, courtiers to Henry VIII and high-society Victorians.

The gardens are as equally diverse as the house - a formal lawn, flower borders, secret glades and a sweetly scented cuttings garden. And then there are walks and views taking in lakes, an orchard, ancient bluebell woodland and Kentish farmland.

The gardens now boast a brand new children's play area, designed around the trees that were felled from winter, with fairy toadstools, balancing bridges and climbing obstacles.

Address

Mote Road Ivy Hatch TN15 0NT

Coaches welcome
Gift shop
Groups welcome
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop
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10 Best Lane
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 2JB
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