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Charles Darwin Down House

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well worth a vist to the home of Explorer,scientist etc Charles Darwin,in this nice Kent Village

A Tour around the House where he wrote,and coducted many Experiments,a MUST,for "o" and or "A... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bromley, United Kingdom

Have long wanted to visit here and was so, so fascinating and the enjoyment helped by the hugely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aldwick, West Sussex
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Down House Luxted Road, Downe, Bromley BR6 7JT, England
+44 1689 859119
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A Tour around the House where he wrote,and coducted many Experiments,a MUST,for "o" and or "A" level Students,accesible by Bus from Bromley,on Route 146 a couple of nice Pubs,handy!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have long wanted to visit here and was so, so fascinating and the enjoyment helped by the hugely helpful, knowledgeable and passionate staff / volunteers. English Heritage have gone to much trouble to preserve and present this house to ensure visitors get as much satisfaction...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Down house was a fantastic place to visit. There was free parking on site and a fantastic little cafe with outdoor and indoor seating. Free audio guides were provided and gave a good picture of the significance of each part of the house - David...More

1  Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pleasant country house with a well curated review of Darwin's life. One got a feel for his genius, humanity, and eccentricities. It is a remarkable story. It would perhaps be best in the summer when the garden is in full flower, but still was...More

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been planning a visit to Down House since the summer and finally went last weekend. The staff were fantastic- enthusiastic and professional, especially the lady volunteering in the greenhouse. The house felt a little claustrophobic however for the number of visitors which is...More

Thank 860alicel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our grandson and a friend to visit they are not quite teenagers bring 11 but had studied Darwin in year 6. House took some finding as there was a road closed. We all found the house and garden of great interest . You go...More

Thank liz l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for some fresh air. Pumpkin curving day for half-term week was on. Love the history and walking in other people’s shoes. Well kept house. Run by English Heritage. Small tea room. I sat out in the courtyard. Catching the autumn sunshine. Was just a...More

1  Thank 267jot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The home of Charles Darwin. Interesting to note that Down in this case is purposely spelt without an 'e' at the end whereas the village of Downe, about 18 miles south of London, is. The staff were very informative and pleasant. You are not allowed...More

Thank Micklah
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This is a great homage to Charles Darwin. You really get a feeling of the history from the house and garden. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Twickers68
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Although within London, this is a remarkably rural location, and can be visited by train and bus using Oyster card. The 146 goes once an hour from Bromley North (and South), and around every hour and a half there is the R8 to Orpington. The...More

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14 October 2018|
Response from DeLaLittle | Reviewed this property |
I can’t say for certain but I found the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful. Maybe give them a call to check 😊
Kiran B
14 September 2018|
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Response from DVPA | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are and the paths in the garden are also easy.
25 August 2017|
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Response from lbmullane | Reviewed this property |
Lots of parking, but the road up from town is narrow and trees hang. Can easily park in town and walk the quarter mile, but no sidewalk for most of the trip.