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Belmont House and Gardens

Historic House / Palace

Belmont
Throwley
Faversham
Kent
ME13 0HH

Tel: +44 01795 890202

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Belmont House and Gardens
The beautiful Georgian house of Belmont, amid its parkland, commands stunning views of the rolling Kent countryside and is a completely unspoilt and distinctive example of the work of the architect Samuel Wyatt.

The house was bought by General George Harris in 1801 with the prize money from his successful military career in India. Later, in 1815, he was created Lord Harris in recognition of his victory over Tipoo Sultan at the battle of Seringapatam. Successive Lords Harris played a prominent role in British expansion overseas throughout the 19th century.

Belmont contains fabulous mementoes of the family's history and travels - fine paintings, furniture, Indian silverware and the finest and most extensive range of clocks in private hands in the country; a collection assembled by the 5th Lord. The South Bedroom contains a unique collection of water-colour paintings of the West Indies by the Trinidadian artist Michel Jean Cazabon (1813-1888). The paintings were commissioned by the 3rd Lord Harris when he was Governor of Trinidad.

The Gardens at Belmont are full of interest throughout every season. The Kitchen Garden was originally designed by Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd and has beautiful Victorian Greenhouses, along with figs, hops, soft fruits and traditional apple and pear varieties. The Walled Garden contains a pond and is adjacent to the Pinetum complete with grotto.

Don’t leave without a delicious cup of their speciality teas with a slice of homemade cake in their courtyard tea rooms. This is available on Wednesdays and weekends only. The tearoom is self-service Monday to Friday.

New for 2015: Arms and Armour Exhibition. For the first time ever, we are really excited to show the recently conserved armoury collection to the public. This is a comprehensive yet personal collection, numbering almost 200 pieces from India, the South Pacific, Africa and Europe. You will be able to learn about these on the house tour or, maybe, you would like to join one of our bespoke tours or join a study day.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017

Opening Times

Gardens (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday10:0018:00*
Tuesday10:0018:00*
Wednesday10:0018:00*
Thursday10:0018:00*
Friday10:0018:00*
Saturday10:0018:00*
Sunday10:0018:00*
House (5 Apr 2018 - 28 Sep 2018)
DayTimes
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
SaturdayOpen
SundayOpen

* Tours
Wednesday Tours are at 11am and 1.00pm.
Saturday Tours 2.15pm and 3.15pm
Sunday and Bank holiday tours 2.15pm, 3.00pm and 3.45pm
Specialist clock tour last Saturday of every month from April to September ( must be pre booked )

Groups by arrangement Tuesday and Thursday
Gardens are open all year round from 10.00am to dusk

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - Garden£5.00 per ticket
Adult - House & Garden£8.00 per ticket
Child - Garden£2.50 per ticket
Child - House & Garden£5.00 per ticket
Concession - Garden£4.00 per ticket
Concession - House & Garden£7.00 per ticket
Family - House & Garden£25.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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