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National Rail | station code OTF

Kent Offers & Links

Otford is a village with many historic buildings including remains of the Bishop's Palace. The grassland and woodland of Oxenhill Shaw (¼ mile) are managed to encourage wildlife. The area is popular for walking with many footpaths, including the North Downs Way and the Darent Valley Path. It is about 2 miles from Otford station to Shoreham by footpath and there are good views if you climb up the North Downs Way north east from Otford station.


Otford Heritage Centre ½ mile

Otford's history, including a model of the medieval Bishop's Palace. The story of local aviator, Percy Pilcher, the first man in England to fly a heavier-than-air aircraft. Local walks leaflets and other tourist information. Tel. 01959 522384.
Open M-F 0900-1200, SSu & BH 1430-1630.

Otford Solar System ½ mile

A scale model of our Solar System built as part of Otford's Millenium celebrations. The Sun is represented by a 303mm diameter dome and each planet by a scale engraving on a flat disc in its scale position at midnight on 1 January 2000. Note that Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are at the west end of the village! Further information is available from the Heritage Centre (above).
Open at all times.

Otford map