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Ightham Mote


Type:Historic House / Palace

Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0NT

Tel: +44 (0)1732 810378

Ightham Mote


Built nearly 700 years ago, Ightham Mote has been described as ‘one of the most beautiful and interesting English country houses’.

The house has seen many changes – having been owned by medieval knights, courtiers to Henry VIII and high-society Victorians. Ightham Mote hosts events and activities throughout the year as well as regular talks and tours of the house and gardens.

For more information on events and activities (including events in the Mote Restaurant, theatre evenings and children’s activities)

For the latest prices and opening times please visit the National Trust website.



  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - The Mote Restaurant and Kiosk available on open days for lunch, snacks and light refreshments.
  • Picnic Site - Picnic area available on the estate, picnics not permitted within the paid parameter

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted - On estate walks only
  • Event Venue
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages - Short guide book
  • Toilets - Plus disabled and baby changing

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free to National Trust members
  • Parking (charge) - Car park £2. National Trust members free.

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - From 1.5 hours to all day
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Groups Accepted - Booking required for groups over 15 persons
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates - please contact Ightham Mote
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside - Estate walking available from dawn to dusk
  • Indoor Attraction - House open as well as gardens and estate
  • Outdoor Attraction - Gardens and estate open as well as house
  • Village Location - Located in Ivy Hatch

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children - Childrens trails available
  • Marketed Towards Families - Includes family and children’s activities and natural play area

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - Various events throughout the year including demonstrations. Visit our website for more information
  • Educational Visits Accepted - Yes , special educational programmes to be booked in advance
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Garden Tours, Introductory Talks and Tower Tours all available during open season (weather permitting) – private group bookings subject to availability. Booking Required
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Garden Tours, Introductory Talks and Tower Tours all available during open season (weather permitting)


Map & Directions


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* See website for opening times

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