Sevenoaks, a charming market town that is nestled in Kent, England, is home to some amazing country houses, castles and architecturally stunning buildings. It lies between the awesome hills of the North Downs and the lush green of the Sandstone Weald. It’s considered one of the most beautiful places in England and is well worth a visit. Below are some examples of the stunning scenery that awaits you in Sevenoaks.
Knole country house and park
Knole country house has an impressive size and has seven courtyards along with architecture ranging from Medieval to Jacobean. The house dates back to around 1455 and even has a private 15th-century chapel with an organ that is considered the oldest playable organ in the UK. Knole country house is situated on 1000 acres of land which is known as the beautiful Knole Park. In the park you can discover:
* An ancient woodland
* Lots of ponds
* A herd of 350 deer roaming the terrain
Ightham Mote is a half-timbered manor house surrounded by a square mote that dates back to the 14th century. It has been home to many aristocrats and contains over 70 rooms that surround a large, traditional courtyard. It has a very romantic feel to it and the moat and surrounding scenery are breath-taking. It is worth considering using a tour app on Google Play to make sure you don’t miss some of the best places to visit in Sevenoaks.
Emmetts garden is situated on a hillside of an Edwardian Estate. It’s a National Trust site and is on one of the highest points of the Kent countryside which makes the views over the Weald magnificent. The garden is made up of the north garden and south garden. The north garden has lots of water features and oriental water plants while the south garden contains exotic trees and shrubs. There is also a Persian silk tree in the garden which during the summer breaks out into an amazing bloom.
Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve
The Wildlife Reserve is a 182-acre site that is made up of both water and land in equal parts. It can be found just outside of the town centre and is one of the very few man-made wildlife reserves in the country. The water attracts a range of wildfowl in the winter, while grey herons can be spotted all year and reed warblers and reed buntings can be seen in the reed bed during the warmer summer months. Little-ringed plovers and lapwings nest here too and are usually found along the mud banks. Remember to keep your phone fully charged or take a camera as the wildlife reserve has some scenery that you will want to capture. If you are thinking of using a guided trail app while in Sevenoaks, TrailTale for iOS is also available to download too.