KNOLE HOUSE AND PARK
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Knole House is one of the National Trust best stately homes located 3 miles North of Tonbridge in the town of Sevenoaks. The House is set a mid of the rolling grounds of a large deer park. Knole was the birthplace and
childhood home of Vita Sackville-West, who went on to create the
gardens at Sissinghurst. The grand house has 13 magnificent state rooms filled with world renowned paintings and furniture.
Henry VIII was so taken by Knole that he forced Thomas Cranmer, his Archbishop of Canterbury, to hand it to him in 1538.
Knole park was badly effected by the hurricane of 1987, with large numbers of the trees being brought down in the storm. In the last 20 years the park has re established itself and is a great place for a walk with the family. The deer can be extremely friendly near the house, but otherwise they keep themselves to themselves. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times in the park.
Open All Year
Wed - Sunday 10.30 - 15.00
Garden open 6 Apr - 28 Sep 10, 10am - 4pm
Standard Admission: adult £10.50 , child £5.25 , family £26.25 . Garden, limited opening: adult £5, child £2.50.
Car park: adult £2.50. Park free to pedestrians
Have you been to Knole Park? Would you recommend it?