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Address: Chartwell Mapleton Road, Westerham TN16 1PS, England
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+44 1732 868381
11:00 - 16:00
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The great British statesman, Sir Winston Churchill, lived in this home for...

The great British statesman, Sir Winston Churchill, lived in this home for over 40 years. Visitors can tour the rose gardens and see the artwork, books and desk of this remarkable leader.

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What a place! Chartwell is beautiful and there is soooo much to do! The views are incredible and give that immediate WOW factor! The hill down to the lake is perfect for rolling... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 August 2016
matt p
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

What a place! Chartwell is beautiful and there is soooo much to do! The views are incredible and give that immediate WOW factor! The hill down to the lake is perfect for rolling down, the kids loved it! The house is fantastic and the kitchen garden and playhouse were really enjoyable for the children! Our two year old wouldn't leave... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Currently the gable end is covered by scaffolding as window frames being replaced to stop the damp getting in. Guides in every room are eager to answer questions and all very pleasant. Great tribute to Sir Winston with lots of interesting memorabilia as well as his pictures, although very little about using the Army to break the Welsh miners strike... More 

Thank JRMaddog
Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I loved visiting here. You learn about how much he enjoyed working in his huge garden and building stone walls by himself. Inside Chartwell I felt as if he might walk in any minute to work in his study or to sit down to tea. His artwork, family portraits, pictures, furnishings and historical artifacts and explanations about what he was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to Chartwell in 12 months. Thank goodness we took photos of the house last visit, it is covered in scaffolding at the moment for essential maintenance work. The house inside is lovely, has a homely feel to it. The museum is interesting Winston uniforms and medals and gifts that he was presented with. The grounds... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Winston Churchill once stated 'A day away from Chartwell is a day wasted'. I can understand what he meant by this. Churchill bought the house with views across the Weald of Kent for £5,000 in 1922 but his wife Clementine was appalled at his decision to buy it because of the potential drain on their finances. The house is a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We travelled from Bristol and were initially concerned with the volume of cars in the car park that we would not be able to view the house. However, we were given a timed ticket for the house which gave us a chance to try the restaurant. Good choice of dishes using British local produce along with salad and vegetables from... More 

Thank Chris D
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Chartwell was home to Sir Winston and Lady Churchill for much of their lives. The house is set in a wonderful garden surround with spectacular views over the Weald of Kent, and remains more or less as it was during their occupation. A tour of the house and grounds reveals much interesting detail of the life that Churchill lived when... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We have visited Chartwell before but the last time was in 2002. The tearoom is nice with a terrace overlooking the estate. It's a shame that the house is covered in scaffolding at the moment but it is obviously for necessary renovation work. The house feels very lived-in, -you can imagine Churchill walking into the rooms and they are just... More 

Thank Sheilambutcher
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I am in awe of how many wonderful estates,homes, and gardens the National Trust has. Coming from N.Z. it is a real treat to be able to join and visit as many as we possibly can. England is spoilt for choice when it comes to these attractions. I felt very at home at Chartwell,it is not pretentious,nor fussy, but homely... More 

Thank dmarbeck
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Couldn't believe how many cars were there but didn't have to wait long for a timed ticket to view the house. Watched the ITV production "Churchill's Secret" just before visiting which made it even more interesting. Largely kept as it was when Churchill owned it from 1922 to 1965 although only a limited number of rooms available to view which... More 

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