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Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Sissinghurst Castle Biddenden Road | near Cranbrook, Sissinghurst TN17 2AB, England
+44 1580 710700
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Been wanting to visit this garden for so long. The weather was wonderful and the gardens were... read more

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annetterobyncook
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Much more than a Garden.

This garden is a labour of love by the owners. It's just amazing in size, variety, layout and... read more

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Jamshedpur, India
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“national trust” (153 reviews)
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Sissinghurst Castle Biddenden Road | near Cranbrook, Sissinghurst TN17 2AB, England
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+44 1580 710700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been wanting to visit this garden for so long. The weather was wonderful and the gardens were beautiful. Something for everyone.

Thank annetterobyncook
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This garden is a labour of love by the owners. It's just amazing in size, variety, layout and History. The garden played a significant role in the women's emancipation movement by demolishing the myth that women couldn't handle the chores connected to hardening by creating...More

Thank BanditJamshedpur
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our decision to visit the gardens was we worth making. Absolutely stunning gardens with something for everyone, even on a busy day you can still find peace and quiet. Has to be visited to be believed.

Thank Dave W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a truly magical place. It is the work of a person who was personally enchanted by gardens and who has created a natural paradise. Of course, on a glorious Spring afternoon, this wonderful garden is seen at its very best. Catering is very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful garden. Quite intimate because it is not too big. The tower is definately worth the climb. The view is stunning. We were most impressed by the old wisteria along the old wall

Thank Frits J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful country garden and estate. Well worth a visit. Could spend 2-4 hours here depending on how many benches you want to sit on and contemplate the work it took to build this garden. Each garden room had something in bloom and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In many visits over multiple decades, Cornwall, Devon and Yorkshire have remained by a bit as my triumphant triangle of go to areas among English options. After eight days in wondrous Kent I'll now change the configuration to a four cornered one including this amazingly...More

Thank preglad
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here on the most glorious sunny day and Sissinghurst definitely has a different story to tell. Amazing gardens and fascinating story of Vita Sackville West and Harold Nicholson and their not quite conventional relationships!! Stunning views from the top of the tower with...More

Thank Jacqui B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily ranking amongst the top 10 gardens managed and maintained by the National Trust, with the possible exception of winter, Sissinghurst Castle Garden never fails to inspire. If a reader of this review knows of a better garden for inspiration then please contact me via...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real pleasure to visit the home of Vita Sackville West in the Kent countryside on a perfect spring day. Lovely walk and really interesting history.

Thank Arete49
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Vaughan C
6 May 2018|
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Response from geordie9Kent | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the room is on the way up to the top of the tower but you cannot go into it although you can see into it from the stairs
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Marian K
10 April 2018|
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Response from JHR1 | Reviewed this property |
Not as far as i know but getting in is usually straight forward you kust need to be sure of opening times and last entry. Guided tours of the cottage are by timed ticket only and are very limited so would reccommend getting... More
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ElizabethPVW
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.
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