Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with a trip to scenic Sevenoaks. Located in west Kent, this historic town is ideal for nature-lovers, history-buffs and families alike. Get a taste of Kent’s exciting history with a visit to Knole House and Ightham Mote, where you can explore all kinds of classic art and architecture, before treating yourself to some afternoon tea. Plus, with such beautiful scenery on offer in Sevenoaks, you can look forward to laid-back walks and picnics at picturesque spots like Riverhill Himalayan Gardens.
History-lovers won’t want to miss a visit to Ightham Mote. This 14-century manor house is one of the town’s most popular attractions, and you can explore everything from its medieval rooms to the scenic estate and gardens. There’s also a cute café and craft shop on-site, plus some great outdoor activities for the whole family.
No stay in Sevenoaks would be complete without visiting Knole House, one of the largest country houses in the UK. This listed Jacobean building has a colourful history to explore, whether you’re admiring the art collections on display in the showrooms, or exploring the local wildlife with a walk around Knole Park.
With attractions like the River Hill Himalayan Gardens, it’s easy to see why Kent is called the Garden of England. There’s plenty of things to do for all ages – take a relaxing walk through the picturesque gardens and let the kids try building their own dens in the woods, before stopping for a slice of cake at the Riverhill Café.
Couples and families alike will love a day out at Lullingstone Castle. As one of the UK’s oldest family estates, this attraction is bursting with history – enjoy a guided tour of the manor house and explore the exotic plants and flowers in The World Garden, before taking part in one of many exciting on-site events.