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Chartwell, Westerham

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Tour Chartwell, the home of the influential British statesman Sir Winston Churchill. Inhabited by his family for over 40 years, the estate offers an inside look at Churchill’s political and private life. Tour the grand sitting room and study of the house, or stroll through the estate’s many rose gardens and woodland areas. From the terrace of the house, you can enjoy sprawling views of the surrounding Kent countryside. Stop by the restaurant for a Churchill-inspired menu using fresh ingredients from the kitchen garden. To visit Chartwell and other attractions in Westerham, use our Westerham trip planner .
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  • An essential visit for anyone who is even remotely interested in the history of the UK, and especially Winston Churchill and his family. There are extensive grounds to ramble around, Winston's studio,...  more »
  • A place is been wanting to visit for a while and it was well worth the wait. If you have an interest in Churchill it’s a must. You can see some of his artwork in the studio. The grounds are beautiful ...  more »
  • Plenty of parking space. Good sized cafe with nice food. Clean toilets (although the taps only trickle water). Well stocked gift shop. The house & grounds are a wonderful step back into history. Timed...  more »
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  • Didn't know that Winston was such a prodigious painter. Really very good as well. The house is interesting, the paintings were exciting and the ground extensive. Maintained so you can see how it was while Mr Churchill was in residence. There's enough outside to occupy the children even if it is rolling down the grassy banks. Lots of walks in the area as well especially to and from Emmetts Garden. Check the web!
  • Beautiful house and grounds, great for a short walk with the dogs (not allowed in the house, and must be kept on lead in the gardens) in the woodland surrounding. Sizable canteen serving good coffee and reasonably priced sensible grub. Knocked a start off for lack of rubbish bins. National trust so remember your membership card or expect to pay £5-10 for the privilege.
  • what can i say about Chartwell. What a beautiful house and gardens this place is. I've always enjoyed visiting old houses and gardens since i was little but this place has to be one of my favorite houses of all time. So much History is locked within these grounds, it almost makes you feel like you've gone back in time. You feel like Churchill is still alive and just painting one of his paintings somewhere in the garden. The only down side to Chartwell is like most other old houses and gardens is the fact there isnt much to do on rainy days. This place is best Visited on sunny days to really appreciate its glory. The views are amazing.
  • Beautiful historical place, home of the late Winston Churchill. Cafe on site. Lovely gardens.
  • Great family day out. Scenic views country side. Well maintained gardens. Cafe good value, even though staff bit dour.

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