Description

Ightham Mote was built nearly 700 years ago. It is a moated manor house and highlights include a Great Hall, crypt and the private apartments of the prior owner who gave Ightham Mote to the Trust in 1985. The gardens, with three estate walks, offer unique views and include a renowned bluebell woodland with a water spring that feeds the Ightham Mote. There is also a natural play area for those under nine years, and a children’s map that can be downloaded, or picked up from the visitors centre.

Opening Hours

Estate
8th January to 29th February
Dawn to Dusk
Garden
8th January to 29th February
10am-5pm
 Garden & Estate
1st March to 31st October
10am to 5pm
House
From 1st March
11am-4.30pm.

Price
Garden & Estate - 8th January to 29th February
National Trust Member: Free
Gift Aid/Standard
Adult: £12.10/£11
Child - 5-17 years: £6.10/£5.50
Child - under 5 years: Free
Family - 1 adult+ 2 children: £18.20/£16.50
Family: £30.30/£27.50
House, Estate & Gardens - 1st March to 31st October
National Trust Member: Free
Gift Aid/Standard
Adult: £17.60/£16
Child - 5-17 years: £8.80/£8
Child - under 5 years: Free
Family with 1 adult: £26.40/£24
Family: £44/£40.

Accessibility
Some motorised mobility chairs are too large to go round the house due to size/width of rooms and corridors. Manual wheelchairs available on a first-come first served basis. The house has uneven floors, steps, and doorways of different widths. Only the ground floor is accessible. The garden is steep in places with steps and gravel, cobbles and grass pathways - please speak to staff on arrival for the best route for your needs. Disabled parking is available near visitor reception but there is some gravel in areas of the car park. Pushchairs are permitted in all areas of the garden.

Cycling
Bike racks within the walled garden car park.

Parking
National Trust members: Free
Non-booked non-members using the car park for countryside walks: £3 per car. Coin payment only.

Dogs
Dogs are welcome on the surrounding estate and can use the Mote Cafe terrace. Dogs are permitted in the gardens from 1st November until the end of February. Assistance dogs in all areas.

Cycling
If you've arrived by cycle, you will receive a free cup of tea or filter coffee from the cafe.

Facilities
Cafe • Picnic Area • Toilets • Disabled Toilet • Induction Loop

Picture Credit: © The National Trust.

Location
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