Chartwell  -- Discover the personal passions of Winston Churchill in the home he created for his family and the impressive gardens designed and inspired by his deep knowledge of the local wildlife and his love of roses.

Hever Castle  -- Dating from the 13th century, Hever was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn much enhanced and restored by the wealthy American William Waldorf Astor in the early 20th century. The varied gardens in the 125-acre castle grounds include a Rose Garden with more than 4,000 rose bushes, a Tudor Garden and an Italian Garden with fine statuary. Hever Lake and more informal trails reveal many delights for casual visitors and plant enthusiasts alike.

Penshurst Place and Gardens  -- Ten rooms of this 14th century fortified manor house are open to the public including the medieval Baron’s Hall. There are 11 acres of Grade 1 listed formal gardens and many more acres of less formal parkland to explore.

Knole  -- This is one of the grandest houses in the country with magnificent showrooms, fine art collections and historic tapestries. Gardens and a 1,000-acre medieval deer park offer great walking and leisure opportunities for all the family.

Lullingstone Roman Villa -- Brilliantly preserved luxurious Roman mosaics and wall paintings suggesting the remains of a significant and wealthy family with an early interest in Christianity.

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