Local Attractions

Squerryes Park – 2.1 miles

Squerryes Court is a late-17th- and early-18th-century garden of 80 hectares. It was considerably altered during the 19th century. The layout of the early formal gardens can still be seen and a restoration programme is under way to return the gardens to their original form. The restoration has included the planting of hedges, avenues and a parterre.

National Trust Toys Hill – 2.2 miles

Lying on top of the Greensand Ridge, the hill supports a wide variety of plants and animals. Enjoy the fine views over the Weald of Kent and discover the diverse and abundant wildlife which makes this area a site of special scientific interest (SSSI).

National Trust Emmetts Gardens – 2.9 miles

Charming Emmetts Garden is an Edwardian estate that was owned by Frederic Lubbock, becoming both a plantsman’s passion and a much-loved family home.

When you visit, you can explore the rose and rock gardens, take in the views and enjoy shows of spring flowers and shrubs, followed by vibrant autumn colours.

National Trust Chartwell – 3.1 miles

Chartwell is a country house near Westerham, Kent, in South East England. For over forty years it was the home of Winston Churchill. He bought the property in September 1922 and lived there until shortly before his death in January 1965.

Bradbourne Lakes – 3.9 miles

Bradbourne Lake Park features a series of waterfalls and ornamental lakes.

The five lakes, linked by waterfalls and sluices, are embanked by stone verges, and covering a distance of a quarter of a mile are no mean feat of water engineering.

Paths follow the lakesides to north and south and the reflections of the muted greens of waterside trees are brightened by the aquatic birdlife.

Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve – 4.0 miles

Nature reserve with lake and woodland trails, plus bird spotting and a hands-on exhibition centre.

Titsey Place – 4.8 miles

Titsey Place in Oxted, Surrey is an impressive manor house with beautiful gardens set in the stunning countryside of the North Downs. The House and Gardens are held in Charitable Trust and for part of the year are open to the public offering:

Guided tours of the house which dates back to the 16th century – Stunning gardens including the walled kitchen gardens, landscaped lakes, and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Rose Garden – Picturesque parkland, bordered by broadleaf woodland and grazed by the ‘Titsey Herd’ of pedigree Sussex cattle – Woodland walks in the Titsey Plantation and High Chart with views across the Downs – Delicious refreshments available from the Tea Rooms.

Lullingstone Country Park – 8.3 miles

Hiking trails amid ancient woods & orchid-filled chalk grassland, plus a cafe, shop & play area.

Penshurst Place & Gardens – 12.7 miles

Discover the beauty and tranquillity of this enchanting historic family home and gardens, once the property of Henry VIII. With a unique medieval Baron’s Hall, staterooms, and intimate walled Tudor gardens, that have colour and variety throughout the seasons. Penshurst Place is great for a family day out, with a large wooden Adventure Playground, Toy Museum, Woodland Trail, Garden Restaurant, Porcupine Pantry Coffee Shop, a Gift Shop (open all year) and an events calendar full of entertainment.