With huge country houses and gorgeous gardens to see, Sevenoaks makes a great day out.
If you’re after a break from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life in the city, take a short train ride outside of London to Sevenoaks, where you will find a town with a rich past. Sports fans may already know that cricket history was made in Sevenoaks, when the middle stump was first introduced here.
With National Trust sites aplenty, you can spend hours walking around pretty gardens, lakes and country houses. There are plenty of things to do in Sevenoaks, so allow us to get you there comfortably on one of our regular trains.
Getting to Sevenoaks
Our services can take you from St Pancras International to Bedford in just over an hour, while in the other direction our trains can take you right through London to Gatwick Airport, Brighton and more.
Getting to Sevenoaks couldn’t be easier with us. We run trains to Sevenoaks from a number of locations and we’re committed to providing a reliable service that helps to take all the stress out of your journey. If you’re travelling Off-Peak within a party of 3-9 adults, you and your friends could qualify for a fantastic discount via our GroupSave ticket option. We boast a range of Railcards – including 16-25, 26-30, Two Together and Disabled Persons – so make sure that you take the time to have a look at which ones are most suitable for you.
Things to do in Sevenoaks
You’ll never be short of things to do on Sevenoaks days out. Why not follow the four-and-a-half-mile trail along beautiful parkland starting and ending at Knole House, where you can glimpse its population of wild deer. Visitors can also admire the grand showrooms and climb the spiral staircase of Gatehouse Tower to be rewarded with spectacular views of the park. If you are in the mood for culture, head to Stag Sevenoaks, a thriving community arts centre.
Step back in time with a visit to Lullingstone Castle. Dating back to the 15th century, it’s one of England’s oldest family estates. A silk farm established here in the 1930s produced the silk for King George VI’s coronation robe in 1936.
Emmetts Garden mustn’t be missed, either. This National Trust site boasts breathtaking views over the Weald of Kent, beautiful water features and exotic trees. Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve is an equally perfect way to spend an afternoon, attracting grey herons all year round. Get there by jumping off at quirkily named Bat & Ball station, and make sure you stop by the indie shops and restaurants lining nearby St John’s Hill before taking the train home.
It’s fair to say there are many things to do in Sevenoaks. When you’re hungry and want to stop off, there are plenty of great pubs to choose from to sit back, relax and enjoy some refreshments.