Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden
Lullingstone Castle is one of England’s oldest family estates, dating back to the time of Domesday. The World Garden combines plant heritage with cutting-edge horticulture.
Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford, Kent DA4 0JAGet Directions
- Cafe / restaurant
- Easily accessible without car
- Free parking
- Mostly wheelchair accessible
- Parkland / open spaces
- Picnic area
Set within 120 acres of beautiful Kent Countryside, Lullingstone Castle is one of England’s oldest family estates, dating back to the time of Domesday. The present Manor House and Gatehouse dating from 1497 have been home to the Hart Dyke family ever since.
Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.
World Garden: 1 April until 29 October, every Thursday, Friday (except Good Friday), Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, 11am – 5pm.
The Manor House is open to visitors during event days and Bank Holiday weekends between 11am and 5pm (no guided tours).
Historic House Members will be welcomed free of charge throughout our 2023 Open Season including events during normal opening hours.
Child £4.50 (3-16 yrs old)
Senior citizen £7.50
Family £20.00 (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children)
Assistance Dogs only
The House and Garden also open for pre-booked guided groups (min 20 people) on Wednesdays by arrangement.
Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford, Kent DA4 0JA
MAIN ENTRANCE – Via Lullingstone Lane – *ALL Parking for CARS only*
ALL CARS should go to the Tudor Gatehouse main entrance via Lullingstone Lane through the village of Eynsford. Follow the brown signs to Eagle Heights and Lullingstone Roman Villa (an English Heritage property) along Lullingstone Lane.
Cars and pedestrians (but not coaches) should continue on past Lullingstone Roman Villa (leaving the modern building that now covers the Villa on the right hand side) for 600 metres along the narrow Private Road towards the Gatehouse entrance. Outside the Gatehouse there is free car parking for our visitors ONLY. NB All cars should use the postcode DA4 0JA
COACH ENTRANCE – Via A225 – *ENTRANCE IS ONLY OPEN for GROUP COACH VISITS ONLY*
The entrance to Lullingstone’s coach park is via the (A225) Shoreham Road, less than 10 minutes from the M25 (Junction 3 exit for Swanley – A20 not M20). NB All coaches should use the postcode DA4 0HX to direct them to the A225 entrance.
The nearest train station is Eynsford, and trains take approximately 50 minutes from central London. When you exit the train station turn left, and then when you reach the main road, turn left again and pass under the railway bridge. Do NOT follow signs for Lullingstone Roman Villa or Eynsford.
On the right hand side of the road before you reach the Lullingstone gated entrance (CLOSED apart from group coach visits) take the turning onto the signed Green Public Footpath (opposite the recycling bank in the lay-by). Here you can walk via a rough track that brings you out at the Lullingstone Roman Villa. Turn left heading for Lullingstone’s Private Road leading up to the Gatehouse entrance. From Eynsford station to the Castle takes 10 – 15 minutes.
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