Come and Explore

Discover some of England’s most beautiful countryside and finest historic houses and gardens

So close to London, yet surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in England, the thriving town of Sevenoaks and its District’s many smaller towns and picture-book villages are ideal destinations for relaxing rural short breaks or longer holidays.

Visitors can discover some of England’s finest and most famous historic houses and gardens, such as Knole, Penshurst Place and Hever Castle; stride out along the Greensand Way for stunning views over the rich farmlands of the Garden of England, the High Weald and North Downs; or enjoy a stroll through the streets of riverside villages along the Darent Valley.

The finest of local foods, wines, beers and ciders can be savoured in the many traditional and contemporary local pubs and restaurants welcoming guests to their historic towns and villages.

Everyone is sure to find much to enjoy in the lively calendar of cultural and entertaining special events across the District from motor racing at Brands Hatch to displays of magnificent birds of prey and huskies at Eagle Heights and jousting at Hever Castle.

The quality of life and the beauty of the countryside has attracted many notable people to settle in this outstanding area of Kent, such as Winston Churchill who created his personal retreat, Chartwell, near Westerham. Here he indulged his passions for family life, writing, painting, gardening and wildlife, away from the pressures of government and the major challenges of the Second World War.

The Sevenoaks District has excellent rail and road links to and from the centre of London and its airports and other parts of Kent, as well as the cross-Channel routes via Eurostar, Eurotunnel and passenger ferries from the Port of Dover.