Type:Towns & Villages

Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1LX

Tel: +44 01732 450305



Few places in the world can match the beauty of the countryside around Sevenoaks, particularly in spring when Emmett's Garden, near Toys Hill, is crammed full of bluebells, as is the bluebell wood at Riverhill House Garden. From these hillside settings and many others nearby, you'll be able to see spectacular views over Kent in all its glory.

The stately homes and castles around Sevenoaks are a sight to behold. When you have had your fill of stepping back into an awesome and turbulent history alongside great characters such as Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Winston Churchill, General Wolfe and the Sidney family, escape into the sunshine and traverse the extensive gardens and parklands around Knole House, Penshurst Place, Hever Castle and so many more attractions and things to do in Sevenoaks.

The hidden gems, in and around Sevenoaks nestling in the villages and the verdant valleys, have to be seen to be believed. Who would have thought that the historic family mansion of Lullingstone Castle could be found rubbing shoulders with a Roman villa, a stone's throw from the village of Eynsford? Where else in the world would you be able to sit in the grounds of a castle or fishing in their lake (without being chased by the gamekeeper).

The town of Sevenoaks itself has much to offer visitors, with an excellent variety of shops and restaurants, as well as a long history which has left a wealth of heritage. Here you'll find The Vine Cricket Ground, founded in the late 1700s and one of the oldest in the country - bounded by the oaks which give the town its name. Here too, lies the estate of Knole Park with its calendar house and rich history. Famous visitors and residents of the town in the past, many of them literary, include Jane Austen, John Donne (who was rector of St Nicholas Church), Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, Edith Nesbit and H G Wells.

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What's Nearby

  1. Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve and Visitor Centre

    A spectacular array of birds reside within this peaceful nature reserve, and wildlife…

    1.18 miles away
  2. Riverhill Himalayan Gardens

    Beautiful hillside garden, privately owned by the Rogers family since 1840, extensive…

    1.8 miles away
  3. South East England Tourist Guides Association

    Discover the real South East England. Blue or Green Badge Guides who each have an…

    2.52 miles away
  1. Otford Heritage Centre

    Models of Otford's Tudor Palace and 19th Century local aviators' glider compliment…

    2.92 miles away
  2. London Golf Club

    London Golf Club prides itself on having one of the best venues in England at which, to…

    5.84 miles away
  3. Haysden Country Park

    This 165 acre Country Park owes much of it character to the Haysden and Barden Lakes and…

    6.09 miles away
  4. Lullingstone Roman Villa

    In a picturesque river valley with wall paintings, superb mosaic tile floors and skeletal…

    6.18 miles away
  5. Lullingstone Castle & Lullingstone World Garden

    Historic mansion, home to the Hart Dyke family for 600 years. Frequented by Queen Anne…

    6.18 miles away
  6. Tonbridge Castle

    Open all year, Mon-Sat 9am-4pm, Sun/BH 10.30am-4pm. Closed Christmas & New Year. Last…

    6.2 miles away
  7. Chiddingstone Castle

    Chiddingstone Castle, whose history can be traced back to the early 16th Century, is a…

    6.32 miles away
  8. Penshurst Place and Gardens

    A truly English House and Garden.

    6.69 miles away
  9. Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation

    Eagle Heights is a Not for Profit organisation that is home to a vast collection of Birds…

    6.83 miles away
  10. Hever Castle and Gardens

    Romantic 13th century moated castle, once Anne Boleyn's childhood home. Magnificently…

    6.87 miles away
  11. Down House - The Home of Charles Darwin

    Visit Down House, the family home of Charles Darwin. Explore the atmospheric family rooms…

    7.37 miles away
  12. Titsey Place and Gardens

    Set in more than 3000 acres Titsey Place and Gardens is one of the largest surviving…

    7.74 miles away
  13. Biggin Hill Memorial Museum

    Visit the museum to discover the inspiring stories of the people who served at Biggin…

    8.31 miles away
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