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Sissinghurst Castle Garden

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Address: Sissinghurst Castle Biddenden Road | near Cranbrook, Sissinghurst TN17 2AB, England
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+44 1580 710700
10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30

Owned and maintained by the National Trust, this famous 20th-century...

Owned and maintained by the National Trust, this famous 20th-century garden is actually a series of ten smaller "garden rooms," each uniquely different from the others.

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We visited in early summer and enjoyed wandering around Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens but it didn't live up to the expectations we had as part of the not to be missed, stunning... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lynne M
Castlemaine, Australia
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Castlemaine, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in early summer and enjoyed wandering around Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens but it didn't live up to the expectations we had as part of the not to be missed, stunning famous gardens of the UK. I felt it has been overrated. The gardens are well maintained and beautifully laid out with great views from the tower. We loved... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited during the summer when the gardens were looking fabulous. This garden was started by Vita Sackville-West in 1932. It is laid out in garden rooms with colour themes. The tower (built in 1560) is a good place to view the whole garden and outlying fields. You can also view Vita's personal study. The trust employs 6 full time... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another stop on a visit through Kent and a place that we have always wanted to visit and we weren't disappointed. Excellent displays of beautifully cultivated flowers. Very busy on the day that we visited, but all the facilities seemed to cope very well. Get there early to avoid the mid-day rush. A visit to the kitchen garden is a... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not mad about visiting castles and gardens, I confess, but my wife is. Hence it is so much of a bonus when I go to somewhere like Sissinghurst and find that I unexpectedly enjoy it as much (or even more) than she does. I concede that there is plenty here to interest all types, including grumpy old men... More 

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been sitting around most of the post-Christmas week and some fresh air and a walk was on the cards- let’s bring the kids and grandkids says my wife! Great- the 2-year old will love it! So, January 1st, 2017- it was cold and bright- about 8 degrees. Car parking is not a problem- we arrived a 11:00 We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fab in spring Always great for walks in grounds Good shop and restaurants Great Lake area for the kids to feed ducks and fish Dogs love the woods

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It helps if you are a member of the National Trust, in order to save money on parking and entrance fees, but it is still worthwhile if you are interested in the literary and historical connections of Sissinghurst, or in gardens generally and specifically vegetable gardens; or just in shopping for plants or other gifts. The restaurant itself, if not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an excellent Christmas lunch in the restaurant at Sissinghurst Castle, for the second year running. The menu and service were both very good and reasonably priced, with extra touches like mulled cider and a shot of cider served with the cheeseboard. The venison en croute was particularly good and was served with a good selection of seasonal vegetables.... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Can't wait to come back and visit in the summer months one year, but even in the winter this place was very pretty. Great history on offer and the cottage and tower being open in the winter now is a great idea.

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Battle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed looking around the grounds here and going up the tower. Some fantastic views from the top. Finished the day with a visit to the cafe and enjoyed a lovely coffee and scone.

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