Knole House is a stunning National Trust property in Sevenoaks with over six hundred years of history. Originally an Archbishop’s palace and standing in the middle of a medieval deer-park there are lots of beautiful, historic sights to gaze upon.
Art lovers will find plenty of masterpieces inside the house’s showrooms from Reynolds to Van Dyck. Textile admirers will also be awed by the collection of twentieth century tapestries and furniture that has made Knole House internationally recognised for its historic pieces.
In a conservation project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Gatehouse Tower is now open to the public for the very first time. Visitors can now walk up to a new part of the house and enjoy the views. This is just one of the many planned projects to restore the house and display its beautiful artefacts and collections.
For visitors who prefer fresh air, Knole House also has plenty of space to sit around and enjoy the views over a picnic or perhaps a ‘Grab and Go’ takeaway hot drink from the recently renovated Brewhouse Cafe. There are also special features and activities for families with young children visiting the house like the “50 things to do before you’re 11 and three quarters” tent and various trails around the grounds.