Lullingstone Castle overlooks a 15-acre lake, and the current Manor House and Gatehouse were built in 1497 and regularly visited by Henry VIII and Queen Anne. Home to the 20th generation of the same family,, it is also home to Tom Hart Dyke’s World Garden of Plants,  influenced by Dyke’s 9-month kidnap ordeal in the Columbian jungle, during which he planned his world’s garden. There's the world’s rarest Gum Tree, the Dog Pooh plant, wacky sculptures, and regular events.

Opening Hours
30th March to end October
Thursday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday
Closed Good Friday
House: Can visit on non-event day or a Bank Holiday weekend
Garden closes at 4.30pm.

Adult: £9
Senior citizen: £7.50
Child - 3-16 years: £4.50
Family - 2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children : £20
English Heritage members: 2 for 1 entry
Gardeners' World Card: 2 for 1
Campaign to Protect Rural England members: 50% off adult price
Season tickets are available, and other membership discounts may apply
Adult: £10
Child: £5
Please note certain event days incur a different prices - check before your visit.

The World Garden is accessible by wheelchair or mobility scooter except for the polytunnels. The ground floor of the House is accessible by wheelchair or mobility scooter but the first floor is not. There are 27 steps up to the first floor. The Church is also accessible and wheelchairs are available upon request.

Eynsford - 15 minutes.

Cafe • Shop • Toilet

Picture Credit: © Alan Graham LRPS from Lullingstone Castle website.

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