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'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.
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.