Places to Visit near Sissinghurst
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Mount House bed and breakfast, situated on the National Trust Estate at Sissinghurst Castle, is perfectly placed to explore and enjoy the beautiful Wealden countryside of Kent and East Sussex. The attractions listed below are all within 40 minutes drive of Sissinghurst Castle, with some right on the doorstep. Enjoy!
Sissinghurst Castle Garden - the romantic garden created by Vita Sackville West and Harold Nicolson, just two minutes walk from the house!
Great Dixter House and Gardens - home of gardener and renowned gardening writer Christopher Lloyd, a must see for gardening enthusiasts.
Marle Place - peaceful wealden garden with woodland and orchards, a haven for wildlife,
Pashley Manor Gardens - award-winning gardens provide the perfect setting for interesting works of sculpture.
Hole Park - a hidden gem and a garden for all seasons.
Scotney Castle - a romantic garden and 14th century moated garden, with wonderful walks in parkland and wood.
Timeless Towns and Villages
Biddenden - an attractive wealden village, with oak framed weavers cottages, famous for the Biddenden Maids.
Cranbrook - an attractive town, with imposing church (referred to as the cathedral of the weald, fine smock mill, excellent museum and many independent shops.
Tenterden - known by many as the jewel in the weald, Tenterden has a rich history in its connection with the Confederation of the Cinque Ports. The Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway runs from here to Bodiam and beyond. Great shopping, too!
Goudhurst - a medieval village atop a hill with stunning views across the weald.
Royal Tunbridge Wells - historic spa town, with elegant regency villas and famous Pantiles.
Rye - fortified hilltop town, secondary Cinque Port and famous for its cobbled streets, medieval houses in the citadel and wonderful views across to the sea. So much to explore and enjoy.
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Historic Houses and Castles
Bodiam Castle - classic and imposing moated castle. A must see.
Batemans - a stunning Jacobean house and home to much loved author, Rudyard Kipling.
Battle Abbey - walk the Battle of Hastings and experience life in the Abbey. A unique experience.
Lamb House - immaculate Georgian house with interesting literary connections. Including Henry James and E.F. Benson.
Smallhythe Place - sixteenth century house and gardens, the home of the renowned Victorian actress, Ellen Terry.
Leeds Castle - regarded by some as the loveliest castle in the world!
Country and Coast
Camber Sands - and beyond glorious sandy beaches.
Rye Harbour - bracing walks across the nature reserve to the sea.
Sissinghurst Castle Estate - enjoy many walks on the Estate and beyond in ancient woods, on paths and bridleways.
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