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big attractions around Kent and London

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Knole, Manor House, Garden and Park Photo, Kent, England More Photos
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Knole, Manor House, Garden and Park

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Attraction | "Knole ------The Heaven of Sika & Fallow Deer in Kent"

Knole, Manor House, Garden and Park Photo, Kent, England
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Summer has suddenly arrived almost without any prior notice. Last Sunday (23 May) was a really gorgeous day through out the UK. I visited Knole for my third time. Brief information about Knole:Knole is a historical site in Sevenoaks, Kent, England, and mainly has two parts: Knole House and Knole Park. Knole House was built by Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury between 1456 and 1486. In 1538 King Henry VIII took over the house. Since 1603 it became a home of the Sackville family and has remained largely unchanged for 300 years. Surrounding Knole House, Knole Park is a 1000 acre Tudor deer park.Today, National Trust owns the house and about 43 acres of the p...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 7, 2010

Knole, Manor House, Garden and Park
Park entrance south end of Sevenoaks Town Centre
Sevenoaks, Kent
01732 462 100

Tower of London

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Attraction | "The Tower of London------Kings, Queens and Queues(1)"

Tower of London Photo, London, England
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The Tower of London is considered to be a must-see attraction when visiting London. Although I have visited London regularly over the last 3 years Sunday, 30 May was my first chance to see this famous site.Brief history:The Tower of London is described as the heart and soul of England. Its official name is Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, but it is more commonly known as the Tower of London and historically as The Tower. It is often identified with the White Tower, however as a whole it is a complex of several buildings built over the last thousand years set within two concentric rings of defensive walls, which in turn are surrounded by a moat.Going back to ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 27, 2010

Tower of London
Tower Hill
London, England EC3N 4AB
+44 (207) 709 0765

Tower of London

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Attraction | "The Tower of London------Kings, Queens and Queues(2)"

Tower of London Photo, London, England
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(6) White TowerLeaving Crown Jewels and walking downwards, right in the centre of the Tower, there is a high stone building, well known as White Tower due the colour. It is one of the oldest remaining parts in the Tower and was built for William The Conqueror in 1100. That marks the start of the Tower of London’s history as both a palace and a fortress. Today it houses displays about the Royal Armouries’ collection and the Mint history. My observations: Different from other towers The White Tower is a massive construction with spacious halls. To many visitors the armour of Henry VIII probably is the most impressive, but to me a small armour for child was the most unforgettable ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 27, 2010

Tower of London
Tower Hill
London, England EC3N 4AB
+44 (207) 709 0765

Chartwell - Winston Churchill Home

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Attraction | "Chartwell------Churchill Treated Me to Lunch(1)"

Chartwell - Winston Churchill Home Photo, Kent, England
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After visiting the historical residential palace of the British sovereigns in The Tower of London, a week later on 5 June 2010 I made my second visit to Chartwell, the home of Winston Churchill, A great British leader and Prime Minister.Brief introduction about Chartwell:Chartwell is located in Westerham, Kent, just outside of London. Going back to the 16th century Henry VIII is reputed to have stayed in the house during his courtship of Anne Boleyn at nearby Hever Castle. In 1922 Sir Winston Churchill purchased the property and spent as much time as he could there until his death, except during the Second World War. In 1946 they sold the estate to their friends due the financi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 5, 2010

Chartwell - Winston Churchill Home
Mapleton Road, near Westerham
Kent, England TN16 1PS
01732 866368

Chartwell - Winston Churchill Home

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Attraction | "Chartwell------Churchill Treated Me to Lunch(2)"

Chartwell - Winston Churchill Home Photo, Kent, England
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The House:You can enter the House by the time marked on your ticket and stay as long as you like. There is a paper guide at the entrance and a staff in every room. First you will entre Lady Churchill’s Sitting Room, that was a sitting room during 1920s-30s and later used as a bed room by Lady Churchill. On the wall facing the entrance you can see a big portrait of Sir Churchill, next which there is one of his oil paintings named Winter Sunshine that won first prize at an amateur painters’ competition in 1925 and gained his first entry at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition in 1947. You can also see their family’s pictures and a picture of Field Marshal Montgomery. As Churchill’s close fr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 5, 2010

Chartwell - Winston Churchill Home
Mapleton Road, near Westerham
Kent, England TN16 1PS
01732 866368