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Ightham Mote

Ightham Mote, Ivy Hatch, Kent

An outstanding 14th century moated manor house described by David Starkey as 'one of the most beautiful and interesting of English country houses',...

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Tonbridge Castle

Castle / Fort

Castle Street

Tel: 01732 770929

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Tonbridge Castle, Kent
Tonbridge boasts Kent's best example of a motte and bailey gatehouse, and its mighty gatehouse is among the finest in England.

Yet its glory lies not only in what can be seen. Its story is interwoven with that of kings and archbishops, tyrants and heroes, murderers and mercenaries who, on this ancient site and inside these weathered stone walls, have helped write 900 years of English history.

Inter-active displays, life-size models, dramatic lighting, special effects and a personal audio tour excitingly re-create the life and atmosphere of Tonbridge Castle over 700 years. It makes a fascinating visit for young and not-so-young alike, whatever the weather!


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Opening Times

Open All Year
2015/16 Opening (1 Apr 2015 - 31 Mar 2016)
Bank Holiday09:0017:00

* Closed Christmas and New Year. Last tour one hour before closing time. Grounds open daily, free of charge, 8am to dusk.

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