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Knole, Sevenoaks

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Explore the 365-room house and surrounding deer park at Knole. According to the National Trust, this mansion may have been a "calendar house," built with 365 rooms, 52 staircases, 12 entrances, and 7 courtyards. In the old estate office, listen to interviews with servants, residents, and conservation workers. Approach some of the 500 deer--descendants of the same deer herd hunted by Henry VIII, a prior resident of the house--wandering the 405 hectare (1,000 acre) park. Plan your Knole visit and explore what else you can see and do in Sevenoaks using our Sevenoaks holiday planning tool .
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  • After a lovely meal with family from Australia wanted to show them some history so went for a walk around the grounds of Knole Park. Even though the weather was a little dull we still managed to see l...  more »
  • Great place to spend few hours out on a sunny day; nice and peaceful with plenty of wildlife around you  more »
  • This grand house was good enough that Henry V111 wanted it for himself! Home to the Sackville family from the mid sixteenth century until the present day and now partly under the umbrella of the Natio...  more »
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  • We were actually surprised how little there is to do here for a relatively high profile National Trust property, although I understand that in the next few months the house itself will be fully open after an extensive conservation project. But the grounds are just grassy parkland and fairly rough walks with an occasional deer wandering past. It's fine for taking a picnic rug and a frisbee, but there are very few benches for less mobile people to have a sit down with a view, and no picnic benches scattered around (we were with the grandparents who can't sit on the ground for fear of not getting up again). There is a dedicated picnic area with tables but it's right next to the car park. Don't think we'll be hurrying back.
  • Currently only 5 rooms are open to the public due to conservation at the site. Go to the conservation room near the cafe to see how they repair and refurbish objects. We watched a stool being re-gilded with real gold leaf. Generally conservation rooms are not open to the public so this is a rare opportunity to see how it's done. No photos are allowed anywhere inside of the house. The current holder of the title and his family still lives here. They are working down their 200 year lease before totally giving it over to the National Trust.
  • I absolutely love visiting Knole. The history and architecture are amazing. The guided tour was great and really helped in getting to know the history. The grounds are lovely. If you are looking for a great walk, it won't disappoint. The deer are lovely to see as well.
  • We visit many of the national trust properties,and Knole is one of our favourite places to go and see. The restaurant food is good and not too expensive. You can go for as long, or short a walk as you like afterwards, as there is a huge park land with Dear. Plenty of parking.
  • A small amount of the house was open, the gardens would be amazing in the summer although quite an area was roped off due to wet ground. NT a victim of their success during winter as their car parks turn into mud pits so more investment needed. Overall a nice visit and will go back.
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