a station-by-station guide for UK tourist attractions


National Rail | station code SEV

Kent Offers & Links

Sevenoaks is a pleasant country town with a famous cricket ground, The Vine. The town centre is ¾ mile uphill, see Knole below for buses. Sevenoaks PlusBus tickets are valid within the local urban area.

A Vintage Bus Service operates an hourly circular route around Sevenoaks to Knole on summer weekends (also selected days M-F) passing the Rail Station (northbound stop, as for Westerham). For details see Go-Coach.

TI Buckhurst Lane. Tel. 01732 450305.


Sevenoaks Museum ¾ mile

The history of Sevenoaks and its area. Tel. 0300 041 3131.
Open M-S 0930-1700. Closed BH.

Knole NT 1½ miles or bus then ¾ mile

One of the great treasure houses of England, set in a magnificent deer park. Knole has remained essentially unaltered since 1603. Furniture collections, tapestries, textiles and portraits. Café. Tel. 01732 462100.
Open Mar-Oct, House TWThFSSu & BH 1100-1700. Park open daily for pedestrians.
Bus M-S several buses per hour from Rail Station to Bus Station, then ¾ mile walk. Sevenoaks PlusBus tickets are valid for this journey.

Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve 1 mile

A pioneering nature reserve created from disused gravel pits. Lakes, ponds, reedbed and woodland make it a good site for birds and other wildlife. Nature trail and bird watching hides. The Jeffery Harrison Visitor Centre has displays explaining the history of the site and an impressive diorama of birds which can be seen on the Reserve. Light refreshments. Tel. 01732 456407.
Open Visitor Centre open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1700; Nov-Mar, WThFSSu 1000-1600. Reserve open Daily dawn-dusk.
The Reserve is also 1 mile from Bat & Ball station (between Otford and Sevenoaks).

Sevenoaks map

Ightham Mote NT by bus

A beautiful medieval moated manor house with later additions. Great Hall, Tudor chapel and many other furnished rooms. Garden and woodland walk. Restaurant. Tel. 01732 810378.
Open Mar-Oct, Daily 1000-1700 (House from 1100).
Bus 4 from Rail Station to Ightham Mote car park, 24 minutes journey. M-F only, infrequent but suitable for visiting. Operated by Go-Coach.

Quebec House NT by bus

The childhood home of General James Wolfe. Exhibition on General Wolfe's victory at Quebec. Small garden. Tearoom. Tel. 01732 868381.
Open Mar-Oct, WThFSSu & BH 1100-1700, House from 1300 (tours from 1200).
Bus 1/401 from Rail Station to Westerham Green, 20 minutes journey. M-S bus 1 hourly, operated by Go-Coach. Sun & BH bus 401 hourly, operated by Arriva. Buses to Westerham also operate from Bromley, Hayes and Oxted.

Chartwell NT by taxi or by bus and 2 mile walk

The home of Sir Winston Churchill. The rooms and gardens remain much as they were when he lived there. Many of his paintings can be seen in the garden studio. Tel. 01732 868381.
Open Mar-Oct, Daily 1000-1700, House from 1130 by timed ticket.
Taxi: see Sevenoaks station poster.
Bus 1/401 from Rail Station to Westerham Green (see Quebec House above), then 2 mile walk. You can shorten the walk to ½ mile by using bus 236 from Westerham Green to Mapleton Road, M-F every 2-3 hours, 4 minutes journey. Operated by Southdown Buses.
Buses also operate from Bromley, Hayes and Oxted.

A special page shows the best routes London to Chartwell.

Westerham and Chartwell map