Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Globus Iberian Tour
  2. 2 Spain: train/rental car help
  3. 3 Drive or Train from Zurich to Florence?
  4. 4 Drive or Train from Zurich to Florence?
  5. 5 Budapest Card
  6. 6 First trip to the UK, please help me
  7. 7 UK in May and June
  8. 8 Adivice from experts please, Southern Dutch/Belgium German Borders
  9. 9 For Paris-knowledgable - best neighborhood to stay a week-plus
  10. 10 Help Needed for 8/20: Train from Salzburg to Garmisch
  11. 11 Copenhagen,Helsinki,St. Petersburg in mid September
  12. 12 Trip Report Italian Opera-Edinburgh Tattoo-"Great" Houses-Cornwall: Ongoing and FINAL
  13. 13 Best tour or day trip from EL Ferrol Spain
  14. 14 Bath/Cotswolds
  15. 15 Shorts in South of France?
  16. 16 Trip Report Laura and Steve's Spanish Adventure
  17. 17 Switzerland part of 3-week trip
  18. 18 base for Andalucia
  19. 19 Italy travel plan help
  20. 20 Italy itinerary - input needed, please!!
  21. 21 Florence hotels: JK Place vs. Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni
  22. 22 23 day honeymoon to Greece
  23. 23 Looking for a UK coach tour company for seniors
  24. 24 Getting from Bordeaux Gare to the airport
  25. 25 Black Forest base 7-10 days - public transport
View next 25 » Back to the top

KNOWL and/or CHARTWELL in Kent from London by train?

Jump to last reply

Have you ever been to either destination? I am thinking of visiting one when I go to London in early June. I would take the train from Charing Cross to SEVENOAKS on a weekday- from there it is a one and a half mile taxi ride to Knowl or a six mile fare to Chartwell.

Of course, I love all things Churchill and have always wanted to see Chartwell. But then I am reading the bio of Vita Sackville-West (she of Sissinghurst fame) who grew up at Knowl, but could not inherit the estate being a female (something like the opening part of Downton Abbey). Both are National Historic Trust properties, of course.

I enjoy gardens, but am more interested in the houses.

Could I do Chartwell in the morning and then saunter through Knowl before getting the train back to London? Do I have the energy? LOL

Going in June, I hope that I could gain entry to either without too much hassle.
Your thoughts appreciated.

22 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement