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 Museum ¾ mile

The Museum covers the history of Sevenoaks and the surrounding area. Admission free.
Open M-F 1000-1700, Sat 1000-1600.

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.
Open Mar-Oct, Daily 1100-1600. Park open daily for pedestrians.
Bus M-S infrequent buses from Rail Station to Bus Station, then ¾ mile walk.

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. Light refreshments when Visitor Centre is open.
Open Reserve Daily dawn-dusk. Visitor Centre Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1700; Nov-Mar, WThFSSu 1000-1600.
The Reserve is also 1 mile from Bat & Ball station (between Otford and Sevenoaks).

Sevenoaks map

Quebec House NT by bus

The childhood home of General James Wolfe. Exhibition on General Wolfe's victory at Quebec. Small garden. Tearoom.
Open Mar-Oct, SSu 1100-1600, WThF booked guided tours.
Bus 1 (401 Sun) from Rail Station to Westerham Green, 20 minutes journey, about every 2 hours. Operated by Go-Coach. Buses to Westerham also operate from Bromley, Hayes and Oxted.

Chartwell NT 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.
Open Mar-Oct, Daily 1000-1700, House 1100-1600 by timed ticket.
Bus 1 (401 Sun) from Rail Station to Westerham Green (see Quebec House above), then 2 mile walk.
Buses also operate from Bromley, and Hayes.

A special page shows the best routes London to Chartwell.

Westerham and Chartwell map

Emmetts Garden NT by bus then 3 mile walk

A charming garden with many exotic and rare trees and shrubs from around the world. Rose and rock gardens. Panoramic views. Spectacular bluebells from late April to early May. Café.
Open Mar-Oct 1000-1700. Nov-Feb, see website.
Bus to Westerham (see Quebec House above) then walk 3 miles. Some footpaths may be muddy after wet weather. Upon arrival follow signs through the Garden to the Visitor Reception and car park.

Westerham and Emmetts map