English Heritage, Parks/Gardens, Places, Port/Harbour, Roman, South East England




Sevenoaks is a good base from which to visit a host of outstanding attractions including the National Trust’s vast Knole in the midst of a 1,000-acre deer park with its 365 rooms, 52 staircases and seven courtyards. However, history in this part of Kent goes back to Roman times and Lullingstone Roman Villa, now in the care of English Heritage, is one of the best preserved in the country.

Other historic properties include Hever Castle, Penshurst Place and Chiddingstone Castle as well as the National Trust’s Chartwell and Quebec House – home to the 18th century soldier General James Wolfe. These heritage attractions sport beautiful gardens too, but horticulturalists can also visit Great Comp Garden and see plants from around the globe at Lullingstone Castle’s World Garden.

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