There are many facinating places to visit in West Kent, all within a short distance of Golden Green.
Found on the outskirts of this pretty National Trust village, the castle contains the antique collections of its last private owner.
LOCATION: Chiddingstone, W of Tonbridge.
CONTACT: 01892 870347
One of the highest gardens in the country, offering wonderful views accross the Weald of Kent. The garden features rare trees and shrubs, rock garden and seasonal displays.
LOCATION: Ide Hill, Sevenoaks - Follow signs from M25, jcn.5.
CONTACT: 01732 866368
GROOMBRIDGE PLACE GARDENS
Lovely 17th century formal walled gardens. Also birds of prey flying displays and canal boat rides.
LOCATION: 4 miles SW of Tunbridge Wells on B2110.
CONTACT: 01892 863999
A medieval and Tudor manor house with rooms dating from as early as the 1340s, surrounded by a walled moat. Also extensive grounds with gardens, lakes, woodlands and walks.
LOCATION: 6 miles E of Sevenoaks, off A25.
CONTACT: 01732 810378
A magnificent 15th century country house, surrounded by a 1000 acre deer park. It is one of the largest country houses in England and packed full of treasures. Virginia Woolf set her novel, Orlando, here.
LOCATION: S of Sevenoaks town centre, just E of A225.
CONTACT: 01732 450608
PENSHURST PLACE AND GARDENS
Magnificent ancestral home of Viscount De L'Isle set amidst tranquil Tudor gardens and parkland. Also toy museum, playground and nature trails.
LOCATION: Nr.Tonbridge, on B2176.
CONTACT: 01892 870307 or link here
The 13th century castle was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII. Includes flower topiary gardens, works of art, maze and lake.
LOCATION: 3 miles SE of Edenbridge, off the B2026
CONTACT: 01732 865224
The atmosphere of 13th century castle life is recreated, offering a fascinating insight for young and old.
LOCATION: Castle St., Tonbridge.
CONTACT: 01732 770929
GOLDEN STABLE WOOD
A farm/wildlife field studies centre which organises family days covering a wide range of activities.
LOCATION: North Frith Farm, Hadlow.
CONTACT: 01732 850273
A working sheep dairy farm where children can see traditional farm animals in their natural surroundings. Children can help bottle feed lambs in the spring.
LOCATION: Wrotham Heath, off A25.
CONTACT: 01732 883040
WHITBREAD HOP FARM
The largest collection of Victorian oast houses in the world and the country home of the famous Whitbread Shire horses.
LOCATION: Nr.Paddock Wood on the A228
CONTACT: 01622 872068 - Or use the link to the Hop Farm here
For holiday accommodation, you won't find better than Goldhill Mill. Goldhill Mill offers full bed and breakfast plus a range of self-catering country cottages.
Goldhill has won several awards as top B&B in the UK and can be contacted on 01732 851626
The Chequers Guest House is in nearby Five Oak Green
The Chequers can be contacted on 01892 836576
The Leavers Manor Hotel is in Hadlow and is a delightful converted oast house.
Leavers Manor can be contacted on 01732 851442
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