Sites that combine well with Sissinghurst Gardens
We have selected these sites as they complement each other and are geographically suited creating a balanced tour. You can either just visit Sissinghurst Gardens or go on a Sissinghurst Gardens Plus tour where you visit Sissinghurst Gardens plus one other site.
Vita Sackville-West and Howard Nicholson created the stunning gardens that surround this Tudor house. Walk through their pione-ering design and planting of a variety of “garden rooms”, connecting the home and outdoors. If you can, visit in summer to fully appreciate them. Sissinghurst was a prison for 3000 French sailors so it has an intriguing history.
A Sissinghurst Gardens only tour costs £540 taking 6 hours.
Overlooking the Kentish Weald, Chartwell is the beloved country home of Sir Winston Churchill. There are stunning views and you will soon appreciate why he said, "A day away from Chartwell is a day wasted". See how the great man lived and enjoy a variety of exhibits about his life including some of the gifts he was showered with after World War II and some of his paintings.
A Sissinghurst & Chartwell tour costs £680 taking 9 hours.
Originally built in the 1200s it is a moated castle with beautiful Italian gardens and a man-made lake. It was the home of the Boleyn family and you will see where Henry VIII courted Anne Boleyn. Hear how it played an important part in history and see its hidden chapel. Enjoy the lovingly restored rooms that turned it into a comfortable country home in the 1900s.
A Sissinghurst and Hever tour costs £680 taking 9 hours.
This charming historic Roman city was the birthplace of Christianity in the UK. The Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the world wide Anglican faith. It is a soaring mix of Norman and Gothic architecture with a unique Huguenot chapel. Hear how the murder and martyrdom of St Thomas Becket in 1170 created a world wide pilgrimage site.
A Sissinghurst & Canterbury tour costs £700 taking 9 hours.
Walk through pleasant gardens to the fortified gates of this castle, which was built in the 800s and is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. Explore the fortifications and see how the Tudors influenced the design of the castle. It was home to six of England's medieval queens. Admire how it was transformed into a modern home after falling into disrepair, in the 1900s.
A Sissinghurst & Leeds tour costs £670 taking 9 hours.