History lesson and fun family day out combine at this sumptuous medieval house and its gardens near Tonbridge. The cycle ride to it is a joy as well
A vast medieval house at one end of sumptuous gardens, surrounded by bucolic Kent weald countryside. Does it sound a bit cup-of-tea, lemon-drizzle dull? Well, no, because there is an excellent adventure playground, a bewildering wheat field maze, a nature walk and a just-taxing-enough cycle from nearby Tonbridge. The gardens are organised into yew-lined sections, with dramatic changes of colour and mood – as they were back in the day.