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Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Sissinghurst Castle Biddenden Road | near Cranbrook, Sissinghurst TN17 2AB, England
+44 1580 710700
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A must stop on your way to Rye

Did a quick stop on our way to Rye. Didn't buy a ticket or see any interior spaces, but walked the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melanie M
San Diego, California
Gorgeous gardens

A delightful place to visit with a detailed insight into the interesting and perhaps slightly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Sissinghurst Castle Biddenden Road | near Cranbrook, Sissinghurst TN17 2AB, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Did a quick stop on our way to Rye. Didn't buy a ticket or see any interior spaces, but walked the grounds and went into the shop. The items featured in the gift shop are really nice and of exceptional quality (as all of the...More

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A delightful place to visit with a detailed insight into the interesting and perhaps slightly unusual lives (for the day) of Vita Sackville-West and her husband. The gardens are beautiful, with a surprisingly good vegetable garden and a great picnic spot.

Thank rjb592017
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Enjoyed the gardens and the introduction from the guide explaining the history of the castle and garden. Enjoyed a lovely lunch on site.

Thank tigerauntc
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

The castle (which is more of a large house than a castle but anyway) and the gardens are beautiful. I have been here on several occasions and have enjoyed each visit. I especially like the second hand book shop inside the cafe. During my most...More

Thank Wolfbennet
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Sissinghurst was smaller than I had expected, but there was still plenty of room to explore the gardens at your own pace; although this was probably due to the poor weather forecast and after 30 minutes the heavy storm hit and my visit was curtailed....More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Best to allow plenty of time to wander about, and even revisit parts of the garden. We went at the end of May. Lovely time of year and very busy. The gardens could do with a little more TLC. We would love to go again....More

Thank Sophie J
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We visited Sissinghurst having heard so much about it but what a disappointment. The gardens were not at their best, we could not go into the tower as the NT in their wisdom had started restoration work before the end of the main season (bad...More

Thank JHR1
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Fascinating history associated with Siisinghurst and such imagination of the gardens that were created by Sackville West and her partner. Only negative during our visit was that building work had commenced on the tower.

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We visited last Friday, arriving about 1pm and staying until well past 4pm. The gardens looked lovely, with some autumnal colour and other plants still in bloom. The walled gardens were particularly scenic and the vegetable garden was interesting. We enjoyed a short break with...More

Thank Koukat
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

......then Sissinghurst Castle might not be top of your list. The main features are the splendid but small and intimate gardens created by Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold. It’s not actually a castle; there are only a couple of rooms you can go inside...More

Thank JPG815
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13 September 2017|
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Response from LM2509 | Reviewed this property |
Great Dixter is closed on Mondays. Sissinghurst is normally open every day, but next year's opening times won't be published yet. I would phone the National Trust direct.
5 September 2017|
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Response from Gerri H | Reviewed this property |
No, there isn't a castle. There is a small tower that you can climb up. There is also an old library on the property. Outside of the ticketing area there is also a museum type room which displays some of the history of... More
26 May 2017|
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Response from Tel T | Reviewed this property |
As per other replies, South Cottage is well worth a visit but be quick they may not continue the tours !