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Belmont House and Gardens

| Belmont Park, Throwley, Faversham ME13 0HH, England
+44 1795 890202
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Peaceful Garden

Whilst on holiday we chose to visit on a day when only the garden was open and had a thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Jean F
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Great Bookham, United Kingdom
Wind In The Willows Springs To Mind..

Although this beautiful house was shut to the public due to filming when my partner and I visited... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
JynxByName
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Swanley, United Kingdom
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The beautiful Georgian house of Belmont, set in formal gardens and parkland, is a completely unspoilt and distinctive example of the work of architect Samuel Wyatt. The house was bought by General George Harris in 1801 with the prize money from his successful military career in India. Later, in 1815, he was created Lord Harris in recognition of his victory over Tipu Sultan at the battle of Seringapatam. Belmont contains fabulous mementoes of the family's history and travels - paintings, furniture, Indian silverware and one of the finest and most extensive collection of clocks in private hands in the country, assembled by the 5th Lord. The Gardens at Belmont are full of interest throughout every season. The Kitchen Garden has beautiful Victorian Greenhouses, along with figs, hops, soft fruits and traditional apple and pear varieties. The Walled Garden contains a pond and is adjacent to the Pinetum complete with grotto. Open Sat for tours at 2.15Pm and 3.15Pm, Sun & BH Mon for tours at 2.15Pm, 3.00Pm and 3.45Pm, tea room open for home-made cakes and cream teas from 1.Oopm at weekends. Wednesday tours are at 11.00Am and 1.00Pm,tearoom open Wednesday for light lunches.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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| Belmont Park, Throwley, Faversham ME13 0HH, England
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Whilst on holiday we chose to visit on a day when only the garden was open and had a thoroughly delightful morning. No staff, but everything clearly marked, so we paid in the tack room and collected our entry stickers and free map. There is...More

1  Thank Jean F
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Although this beautiful house was shut to the public due to filming when my partner and I visited, we found it appealing and welcoming. The grounds themselves consist of various gardens amidst vast expanses of green which offer a plethora of wildlife in a tranquil...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We popped in here on our way back from Faversham. Nice gardens really quiet. House was closed due to filming for a BBC programme but it was nice to walk around the gardens . The tea room was self service but that was okay. Lovely...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We visited the house as part of a local history group. Liz our guide was very good and full of information about the house, family and contents including the clocks which we were told is the largest collection in private hands anywhere in Europe. The...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We visited on a Wednesday 21st June when the house was open and would recommend this when it re-opens later in September. The £7 entrance fee for the house and gardens was very reasonable and included a fascinating tour of the house with a very...More

Thank Robertsonex
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This review is for the gardens only. I've been here before many many years ago but must have misjudged it. We were looking to do a trip for a good part of the day but Belmont garden doesn't really have enough interest to sustain a...More

Thank Wary1
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We visited the gardens of Belmont House today (2 July) when they were open under the ‘National Open Garden Scheme’ (Yellow Book). If I have to use a phrase to sum up our visit, perhaps I could use ‘Limited Interest’ but equally, ‘distinctly disappointing’ might...More

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BelmontHseKent, Manager at Belmont House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you for your comments, I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit to Belmont. We open our gardens to the public all year round and this weekend was part of the NGS so all money is given to them for their charity,...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

I visited Belmont last week and was again stunned by the beautiful gardens. The Kitchen Garden is a particular highlight, with traditional roses and lavender growing alongside the mouthwatering seasonal fruit and vegetables. All the gardens are wonderfully planted and full of colour - especially...More

Thank jemmav
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

For £7/8 you get a guided tour around the house (approx and hour and a half) and access to the gardens, which is very reasonable! The tour around the house was very in-depth and interesting. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and the clocks...More

1  Thank Tamsin G
Reviewed 3 June 2017

One of the loveliest places have visited, house full of interesting artefacts, immaculately kept! Tour guide (Angela) so knowledgable & interesting. Gardens are immaculate & lovely to walk around & explore. Just a "Beautiful Hidden Gem" in stunning Kent!

1  Thank Linda L
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