Knole

Sitting proudly within Kent’s last medieval deer park, Knole offers something for everyone. Immerse yourself in the vast estate and follow in the footsteps of tourists who have visited Knole’s showrooms for 400 years.

Originally built as an archbishop’s palace, Knole passed through royalty to the Sackville family, who still live here today. Take in the scale and magnificence of this 600 year old estate by exploring the grand courtyards and tranquil Orangery or wander the winding paths in the parkland, still populated by wild deer.

Inside the showrooms, art lovers will find Reynolds, Gainsborough and Van Dyck to admire. Textiles enthusiasts can marvel at the 17th century tapestries and furniture that make the collection internationally significant. You can explore the life and loves of former resident Eddy Sackville-West in the Gatehouse Tower and climb the spiral staircase to take in panoramic views from the top.

Knole is in the midst of a huge conservation project, in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund. Visitors can find out how our team of conservators care for Knole’s treasures in the conservation studio and see them in action from Wednesday to Saturday weekly.

The National Trust will continue to conserve Knole’s historic showrooms and precious collection this year. Five of the showrooms have now reopened, but the rest will be closed in 2017 so that specialist conservation work can take place. The showrooms will reopen fully in 2019.

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole
Tel: 01732 462100
Address: Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 0RP (Satnav: TN13 1HU)