Lullingstone Castle & World Garden
Set within 120 acres of beautiful Kent countryside, Lullingstone Castle is one of England’s oldest family estates. The Manor House and Gatehouse – which overlook a stunning 15-acre lake – were built in 1497 and have been home to the same family ever since.
In 2005, Tom Hart Dyke – 20th generation of Hart Dykes to live at Lullingstone – created within the Castle grounds a unique and inspiring ‘World Garden’ and filled it with thousands of rare, unusual and beautiful plants collected from all over the world (Tom came up with the idea for the garden whilst being held hostage in the Colombian jungle in 2000!). Also, do not miss the chance to explore the Cactus houses on your visit, as well as the orchid house ‘Orchis’. You will also have the opportunity to view inside his home – Lullingstone Castle.
Opening times: Open from 1st April until 29th of October; World Garden & Grounds open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 11am-5pm. House is open for free flow access on Bank Holiday Weekends and Special Events - 11am-5pm.
Admission Rates: Adults £9.00, Senior Citizen £7.50, Child £4.50, Family £20.00.
Season ticket available (Adult - £30.00 for one year, Family - £50 for one year).
Group Rates: Guided groups of the House, Church & World Garden on Wednesdays only £12.50 per person plus £70 per group for a dedicated guide of the House & Church & £25 for a World Garden guide - minimum group size: 20.
Facilities: Toilets, book and plant sales, gift shop, light refreshments in the Castle Marquee Cafe during opening times or full catering at visitor centre (10 min walk away). Picnics welcome.
Disabled Access: Yes. Toilet and parking for disabled on site. Wheelchairs available upon request.
Special Events: For further information on events see website.
Coach Parking: Yes.
Length of Visit: 2-3 hours.
Booking Contact: Mrs Guy Hart Dyke. Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford, Kent DA4 0JA.
Tel: 01322 862114
Location: Off the A225 near the village of Eynsford.
Updated: March 2023