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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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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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Something for Everyone - A hidden gem.

We had time to kill and checking the local attractions via google there wasn't much in the area except a 22 acre field or the local church. Then we saw signs for Sissinghurst... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Manston, United Kingdom
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Manston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had time to kill and checking the local attractions via google there wasn't much in the area except a 22 acre field or the local church. Then we saw signs for Sissinghurst Castle. We'd heard of the place, but had no idea we were near or what it was like. Castle always conjures up turrets and moats and though... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

During the winter months it is now possible toi view the South Cottage though not yet the garden which is closed for the winter. It is worth seeing as it still retains some feel of the past regarding Vita and Harold, there is the opportunity to see their lounge ,Harolds bookroom their and bedrooms. Some of the guides information was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to here as it is pretty near to us and we had never been before. There was plenty of parking as you would expect on a crisp winters day. Although the gardens were closed we visited the exhibition and the tower and had a lovely walk around the ponds. The one criticism we would have was that the... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had never been before but loved our visit very interesting and well kept.such pretty surroundings and ample parking.

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Long Melford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb few hours we spent with friends here. We had the privilege of seeing Rose Cottage home of Harold and Vita, open for the first time to the public. It is still used by the family. There was an international photographic exhibition on display, which was wonderful. Coffee and cheese scones were enjoyed in the cafe. We then had a... More 

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Brockham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Keeping in mind that the garden is closed in the winter months, Sissinghurst is still worth a visit any time of the year. In fact, it was very quiet on the crisp, sunny January day we visited. National Trust fees apply if you're not a member. The restaurant has really nice views where you can relax before you talk a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The need for a good walk and a cuppa on a stunning winter weekday took us to Sissinghurst , which is quite local for us and we're National Trust members. It was lovely to visit the place out of the main season, so avoiding the coach parties and crowds; a tranquil place to be. The estate is open all year... More 

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Castlemaine, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

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 7 January 2017

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 7 January 2017

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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