Originally built as an archbishop’s palace, the 600-year-old estate’s showrooms have been open to visitors for 400 years, so they really know how to give a good tour. Knole is in Kent’s last medieval deer park, which is populated by a wild deer herd and criss-crossed by walking trails.
Admire important collections of 17th-century tapestries and furniture, discover the story of the Gatehouse Tower’s Bloomsbury resident Eddy Sackville-West and climb the spiral staircase to the roof for panoramic views.
Don’t miss Knole’s attics. These forgotten spaces tell the secrets of Knole’s residents through items that were never meant to be seen, from 17th-century letters discovered under floorboards to graffiti and witchmarks carved into beams.