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Chiddingstone
Chiddingstone Castle
Type: Heritage

Chiddingstone Castle, a museum within a squire’s home, is hidden in lovely unspoiled Wealden countryside. The Castle’s exhibition brings to life many aspects of ancient Egyptian Culture from farming to writing, religion and their perceptions of death and the afterlife

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Church of St Mary
Type: Heritage

The beautiful church of St. Mary’s is situated in the historic village of Chiddingstone, most of which is owned by the National Trust.

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Chiddingstone Causeway
Church of St Luke
Type: Heritage

St Luke’s Church, Chiddingstone Causeway, was built in 1898 when the local community grew with the development of the cricket bat and ball industry carried on by Duke & Sons in the village, and large congregations justified a proper church to replace the small chapel of St. Saviour.

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Cowden
Church of St Mary Magdalene
Type: Heritage

St Mary Magdalene dates from the 13th century and has a shingle tower which is slightly crooked.

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Crockham Hill
Holy Trinity Church
Type: Heritage

Famous as the burial place of Octavia Hill, co-founder of the National Trust, Holy Trinity stands in a steep churchyard next to the village school. The views from here are tremendous.

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Edenbridge
Eden Valley Museum
Type: Heritage

Located in a 14th century farmhouse, the museum charts the social history of Edenbridge and surrounding villages.

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Church of St Peter and St Paul
Type: Heritage

Parish Church with Norman features, largely rebuilt and extended in the Early English period. The double roof was originally entirely covered with Horsham Slabs.

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Fordcombe
Church of St Peter
Type: Heritage

The church was built in 1848 by Field Marshal Henry Hardinge the first Viscount Hardinge who was a British field marshal and became Governor-General of India. Sir Henry lived at the South Park estate at Penshurst .

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Four Elms
Church of St Paul
Type: Heritage

St Paul’s may be the oldest concrete church in England, the architect was Edwin Hall and the fine interior contains interesting work by William Lethaby and other members of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

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Haxted
Haxted Mill
Type: Heritage

Small museum showing the workings of a watermill complete with video display and history of Haxted Mill.

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Hever
Church of St Peter
Type: Heritage

Parish Church dating back to the 12th Century contains the tomb of Sir Thomas Bullen, father of Anne Boleyn and grandfather of Queen Elizabeth I.

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Hever Castle
Type: Heritage

Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, is a 13th century double-moated castle steeped in history and set in magnificent grounds.

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Ide Hill
Church of St Mary the Virgin
Type: Heritage

The village had a chapel in 1807, built by the then Bishop of London; St Mary’s church was built in 1865 and "has the distinction of being the highest church in Kent", as well as boasting a beautiful lychgate.

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Leigh
Church of St Mary
Type: Heritage

The tall tower, which is such a feature of the village, dates only from the 19th century; inside one can see that the church is much altered from its 14th century origins.

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Markbeech
Church of the Holy Trinity
Type: Heritage

Holy Trinity is a lovely Gothic revival building at the heart of a cluster of untouched Victorian cottages.


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Nearby
Hammerwood Park
Type: Heritage

Stately home built in 1792 by Latrobe, architect of the White House and Capitol, Washington D.C. was owned by Led Zeppelin in the 1970s, now open for guided tours.

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Ightham Mote
Type: Heritage

Lose yourself in this romantic moated manor house, described by David Starkey as ’one of the most beautiful and interesting of English country houses’. National Trust property.

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Knole Place
Type: Heritage

One of England’s greatest show houses, set in a magnificent deer park. National Trust property.

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Groombridge Place
Type: Heritage

An unusual combination of a traditional heritage garden with the excitement, challenge and fun of the ancient woodland.

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Tonbridge Castle
Type: Heritage

Tonbridge boasts Kent's best example of a Motte-and-Bailey Gatehouse, and its mighty gatehouse is among the finest in England..

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Penshurst
Church of St John the Baptist
Type: Heritage

There was almost certainly a church on the site of St John the Baptist before the Norman Conquest.

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Penshurst Place
Type: Heritage

Set in the beautiful Weald of Kent, Penshurst Place has stood on the banks of the river Medway since the 14th century, when the awe inspiring medieval Baron’s Hall was built as a country retreat for the Lord Mayor of London, Sir John de Pulteney.

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Westerham
Chartwell
Type: Heritage

Chartwell was the much-loved Churchill family home and the place from which Sir Winston drew inspiration from 1924 until the end of his life. A National Trust property.

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Quebec House
Type: Heritage

Childhood home of General James Wolfe. National Trust property.

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Church of St Mary the Virgin
Type: Heritage

Westerham is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and was a significant settlement at the time. The earliest parts of the present building date from the 14th century and it has been added to and modified many times over the years.

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