Lullingstone Castle Castles
1m SW of Eynsford
Lullingstone Castle. One of England's oldest family estates. Set within 120 acres of beautiful Kent countryside, Lullingstone Castle is one of England's oldest family estates, dating back to the time of Domesday.
The present manor house and gate house, which overlook a stunning 15 acre lake, were built in 1497 and have been home to the same family ever since. Both Henry VIII and Queen Anne are known to have been regular visitors. Hidden in the grounds, alongside the crystal clear waters of the River Darent, are Queen Anne's bathhouse and an 18th century ice house.
Lullingstone's two acre walled garden is currently being turned into the 'World Garden of Plants'. Once complete this garden will contain 10,000 different plant species which originate from every corner of the world.
Close to the manor house is St Botolph's Parish Church, of Norman origin, which contains some of the oldest stained glass windows in England.
The 2005 summer season will be the first opportunity for visitors to see the germination of the Uk's first ever World Garden of Plants, which will eventually contain more than 10,000 different plant species.
Mondays & Tuesdays Closed
Wednesday to Sunday Groups (min 15 people) by prior arrangement
Friday & Saturday Open to the public 12pm 5pm
Sundays Open to the public 2pm 6pm
Bank Holidays Open to the public
(except Good Friday).
Address1m SW of Eynsford, Eynsford, Kent, DA4 0JA
Opening times2pm - 6pm
Have you been to Lullingstone Castle? Please rate this attraction to assist others.