Just over 20 miles to the south east of London lies Sevenoaks, a charming town in a semi-rural location within the county of Kent. A market town since the 13th century, Sevenoaks is a charming place for visitors and offers much to see and do.
Located as it is in the ‘Garden of England’ it features many notable buildings that have historical significance, and proximity to the main A25 trunk road plus adequate rail connections make it easy to get to. The 1000 acre Knole Park – home of the original seven oak trees that give the town its name and featuring the mansion Knole House, is famous for its deer is now a National Trust property that is well worth a visit, and the town itself is home to some excellent and charming coffee shops and bars.
These 18 acre gardens were featured in the movie Room with a View, and another claim to their fame is having the highest tree in Kent, it is 100 feet high.
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Thirteen state rooms are open here and the artwork and furniture is quite regal. The Knole was built in the 15th Century for the Archbishops of Canterbury.
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The history of the town is displayed here by artwork, costumes and other artefacts. Located in the library. (01732 453 118)
The best way to get the feel of the Kent countryside is a walk through these woods. The ancient English Oak and beech trees are lovely, and you are likely to spot many rare local creatures as well. Located in Nightingale Lane. (01732 823 570)