Travelling around Sevenoaks
Within striking distance of the City of London, Sevenoaks is a busy little town that combines history and character with a 21st-century shopping destination. Set in the middle of picturesque Kent countryside, the town has a friendly village feel and some fabulous historic architecture and landscaping, thanks to the beautiful Knole House and Gardens.
Whether you’re planning a visit or you’re one of Sevenoaks 18,000 residents, there's plenty to do in this pretty Kentish town. Indulge your inner shopaholic in the town centre, stop for a bite to eat in one of the town’s many eateries or explore the history of the area. Knole House with its beautiful 1000-acre deer park, 365 rooms and 52 staircases is a definite must-see.
As you’d expect from a commuter town, there are excellent transport links in Sevenoaks, both to London and the rest of the Home Counties. Arriva buses operate numerous services in and around Sevenoaks with regular routes to Tonbridge Wells, Gravesend, Kemsing and beyond.
Gorgeous stately homes, irresistible gardens, Roman ruins and picturesque landscape including the rippling hills of the High Weald and the rolling North Downs.
Sevenoaks has a rich history, with its traditional Kentish architecture and attractive towns and villages; Sevenoaks, Westerham, Edenbridge and Eynsford overflow with atmosphere, vibrant shopping, architectural treasures and appealing places to eat and drink
The unmissable and impressive National Trust property, Knole House boasts a long and varied history dating back to 1456; former owners include Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The house sits in 1000-acres of parkland, with plenty of deer roaming freely.
Near Edenbridge, the stunning Hever Castle was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, and is one of Kent’s true gems. This double-moated 13th century property showcases some of Kent’s finest gardens and views, along with a water maze and activities for children. The famous connections don’t stop here, with Sir Winston Churchill’s former home nearby in Chartwell. Sitting on a hillside, the property offers some of the best views across the Kentish countryside, alongside a wealth of stories and tales both inside and outside this charming estate.
Despite being only 30 minutes from London, the borough is home to some of Kent’s finest gardens. Both Riverhill Himalayan Gardens and Emmetts Garden excite the senses, with colours and scents throughout the year. Don’t miss the world-class British sculpture and elusive Yeti at Riverhill!
Amid the historic homes and glorious gardens, there is one of the best preserved Roman villas in the country at Lullingstone, as well Lullingstone Castle and World Garden, overflowing with international plant species.