Eynsford and Shoreham
Take Thameslink into the heart of the Kent countryside on day trip to Eynsford and Shoreham.
If you’re seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, making a visit to Eynsford or Shoreham could be exactly what you need. Both located in the Sevenoaks district of Kent, these picturesque villages offer a significant change of pace from the usual urban rush. Although they are both small in size, there are plenty of things to do in Eynsford and Shoreham, ensuring a fun-filled day for all the family.
Eynsford and Shoreham days out can be packed full of history and education, with Shoreham Aircraft Museum a must-see for all aviation enthusiasts while the castles at Eynsford and Lullingstone hark back to a bygone era. If you are looking to explore even more, you can discover several other beautiful towns along the Darent Valley line when travelling with Thameslink.
And getting there with us could not be easier when taking Thameslink. By securing your tickets directly through our site, you’ll save on those pesky booking fees – just one of the handy tips we provide on how to trim the cost of your fares. Read on to find out more about those discount options as well as further advice on all the things to do in Eynsford and Shoreham.
Getting to Eynsford and Shoreham
Taking the train with us means getting to Eynsford and Shoreham is as simple as it gets. We can connect you to both villages from a number of destinations, while we’re committed to providing the best possible service, enabling you to relax safe in the knowledge that you’ll get there as quickly as possible and in the utmost comfort.
Not only that, but we have a number of ways for you to save money on your fares – leaving you with extra cash in your pocket to spend once you’re there. For example, parties of 3-9 adults travelling during Off-Peak periods can earn a significant discount on their tickets with our GroupSave offerings. Alternatively, if you’re taking the children to experience what Eynsford and Shoreham days out are all about, up to four kids can travel for just £2 if they’re between the ages of 5-15 and are going Off-Peak. Getting there does not have to cost a fortune, and we’re here to help you get the best deal you can.
Things to do in Eynsford and Shoreham
Eynsford and Shoreham days out can be everything you’d want from a glorious jaunt into the more rural surrounds of the south east. The River Darent provides a picturesque backdrop for a gentle stroll, while Lullingstone Castle and Roman Villa offer a fascinating insight into the area’s history and heritage – the latter boasting beautifully preserved mosaics and wall paintings as well as some human skeletons. Don’t miss The World Garden, which was envisioned by plant hunter Tom Hart Dyke, heir to England’s oldest family estate, during his captivity in the Colombian jungle following a kidnapping. Meanwhile, Shoreham Aircraft Museum houses hundreds of aviation artefacts, not to mention a charming tea room selling homemade cakes and refreshments.
Did you know there is a lavender farm in Kent? A beautiful patchwork of purple covers the land from late June until the end of July as the lavender fields at Castle Farm burst into bloom, giving you the perfect background for a selfie. Don’t forget to pick up some of the farm’s own beef, apples, Kentish hop garlands, pumpkins, lavender oils, lavender teas and honey from the farm shop as souvenirs from this slice of southern France in Kent.
A pretty village with a medieval bridge spanning the River Darent, Shoreham is the place to get off for country walks and wine tasting at the award-winning Mount Vineyard. The artist Samuel Palmer once lived here – you might even recognise some of the nearby countryside and 15th-century buildings from his paintings.
When you visit Shoreham, don’t miss out on visiting Down House, the home of Charles Darwin. You can visit the study where Darwin wrote 'On the Origin of Species', or how about strolling through the gardens that inspired him? The museum is a short 20-minute drive from Shoreham.
Swanley is another great spot to hop off at, when exploring the Darent Valley by train. If you’re travelling with children on your day out trip, they’ll love exploring Swanley Park, with its boating lake, mini golf, tree trek and play area with a zip wire.
Did you know that Otford was once home to one of the biggest palaces in England? You can still see Otford Palace’s one remaining tower, just beyond the village green. Get a sense of the vastness of space at the Otford Solar System, a large-scale model that accurately depicts the positions of the planets in our solar system.
Eynsford and Shoreham are both located along the Darent Valley line, that connects 12 miles of rolling countryside between Swanley and Sevenoaks. Make sure to visit Sevenoaks as well on your day out by train, and explore historic country houses, beautiful gardens and a wildlife reserve.
These are just some of the things to do in Eynsford and Shoreham, so why not book your tickets online today!