Stately Homes, Castles and Gardens to Visit in Kent

Please note that not all properties included in this section offer free access to HHA Friends. Those that offer free access have the words Free to Friends in the More Information section on the right hand side of their entries and are also listed in the annual Friends Handbook. No other properties can be visited free.

Showing 18 properties in Kent

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Jacobean house incorporating a medieval hall, Tudor staircase and later additional carvings, furniture, porcelain and contrasting decoration, reflect its fascinating history. Set in 12 acres of wonderful gardens and surrounded by tranquil parkland, the h... read more
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Formal terraced gardens, with recently planted 'Millennium' parterre, surround the house which Jane Austen frequently visited, and overlook 18th century parkland. Three walled gardens with mixed borders redesigned since 1960 give long vistas. Arboretum ... read more
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Winners of Garden of the Year 2016 by South & South East in Bloom, in the Heritage Parks & Gardens category.

Hever Castle & Gardens is a charming 13th century double-moated Castle containing a comfortable Tudor manor hou... read more
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Edwardian layout of the 1912 gardens restored in the 1950s. Woodland, orchards and Thames estuary views; large rock garden is the outstanding feature with pools, Japanese stone lanterns and bridge. Rose terraces, topiary, trees, vineyard and a young arbor... read more
Quex House - Kent
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Fine Regency country house with beautiful gardens set in the heart of an historic estate.

World-class museum with important collections from Africa, Asia and the Far East. Restaurant, gift shop, parking and disabled access.

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Riverhill Himalayan Gardens are a magnificent treasure in the heart of Kent. Located in Sevenoaks in the Weald of Kent, these beautiful gardens are in easy reach of central London, the north & south Kent Coasts, Surrey, Essex, East Sussex & West S... read more
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The fantasy of two romantics, Henry Streatfield in the 1800s and Denys Eyre Bower in the 1950s. The stone castle, formerly a brick carolean house, is both gothic and picturesque. Designed by William Atkinson, the Henry Kendall and finally Bower who introd... read more
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NB this property does not offer free access to HHA Friends and Members.

Visitors never forget their first breath-taking vision of Leeds Castle in Kent, rising majestically from the moat as it has done for over 900 years. With 500 acr... read more
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This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.

A neo-classical brick country house by Samuel Wyatt, faced in pale mathematical tiles with Coade stone dressings. The lig... read more
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Surviving from early Tudor times are the brick gatehouse and the plumed jousting helmet of Sir John Peche, a prominent courtier to Henry VII.

Beyond the gatehouse was his jousting field. The State Drawing Room has a fine Elizabethan plaster... read more
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Landscaped gardens provide backdrop to Victorian brick mansion. 10-acre garden including woodland garden (azaleas and rhododendrons), a large Edwardian rock garden with pools, formal sunken garden and a recently completed flint and brick folly. Lawns, c... read more
Cobham Hall - Kent
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Cobham Hall is an outstandingly beautiful red brick mansion in Elizabethan, Jacobean, Carolean & 18th century styles. The gardens landscaped for the 4th Earl are gradually being restored by the Cobham Hall Heritage Trust. Visitors to the house should... read more
Hole Park - Kent
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14-acre gardens in the fine parkland. Topiary and walled gardens are the backdrop for varied planting, pools and statuary. Excellent bluebell woods and, later, autumn colour.

This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members durin... read more
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Unique town house, stayed in by Charles II on eve of the Restoration. The Satis House of Dickens' Great Expectations. Fine collection of English furniture and pictures (Mytens, Lely, Kneller, Dahl, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Constable, etc) Unique productive... read more
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Grade 1 listed Queen Anne Manor House with Tudor origins located in a 20 acre wooded park with lake. Historic stable block and kitchen garden - now a demonstration fruit orchard.
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Westenhanger is the site of a 14th century fortification with ruins, a reconstructed house, mediaeval barns and a large stone dovecote. There are 14 acres of meadows surrounding the lawned keep and a dry moat. The house is Grade I listed and the rest is a... read more
Provender - Kent
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Provender was built in 1342 as a medieval hall house for Lucas de Vienne, the Chief Archer to the Black Prince. Only a few of the 14th century rooms remain including the solar or Crown Post Room, with its fine crown posts. A second hall house was connecte... read more
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Charming Grade 1 Georgian house built by Thomas and Mary Marchant in 1728 with a rear wing partly C19th and partly C20th. The character of Matfield is of one of those formed by late Stuart and early Georgian houses, the homes of village magnates, well-to-... read more