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My day trip started with the train to Bearsted from the Victoria Station London. The Journey itself is excellent as you will see small towns, big farms enroute. Once we arrived at the Bearsted station there were many ways to get to castle. You can take a bus shuttle (5 Pounds for return journey) running hourly or you can also book a cab (10 Pounds one way). Bearsted is a small town approximately 4 miles from the castle.
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It is a home that is a castle, but it blends into the forested surroundings, the deer grazing on it’s corners, as if it grew there itself. Knole House is a quintessentially English country estate, one that would not be out of place in the most romanticized stories of 19th century England- and in fact, may have inspired many of them. Located in Sevenoaks, Kent the property boasts stunning countryside scenery, yet is only 25 minutes from London. Knole House is one of the largest houses in all of England, and has been home to some of some of the most powerful families in English history. It has inspired famous authors- Virginia Woolf based her fictitious novel ‘Orlando’ on the home and family of her lover. The best part of Knole House is the incredible 1,000 acre deer park that surrounds it. We had a wonderful time climbing trees, deer spotting, and running around the forest. It is a great place to take the family, get out of the city, or just enjoy nature for a day. We really enjoyed ourselves, and plan on returning very soon!