Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Tuesday 9 July 2024

Tuesday 9 July 2924 - Knole House and Park

Back in the UK, we stopped at Knole, near Sevenoaks, on our way to Croydon. Knole has a long history and has been occupied by the Sackville family for many generations. 

The house is one of the largest in the country and is set in 1000 acres of parkland. 

It has one of the largest herds of wild deer in the country - fallow and roe (fallow pictured below).

We took a 5km stroll around the park.

The gardens were not open today, but from a fence there seems to be a lot of grass.

We went up 65 curvy stone steps into the tower. There is a good view from each side of the top of the tower. The rooms inside are interesting - they have other small rooms in the corners.

After that we quickly toured the 'show rooms', full of pictures and furniture,  including a silver table and chairs.

The onward journey to Croydon involved single track lanes and at one point we even passed through a cloud. Quite a surprise then to be suddenly surrounded by traffic and skyscrapers. 

We are now installed in a comfortable Travelodge and we enjoyed excellent Persian cuisine at Crystal Cuisine restaurant in the High Street. Thanks to Robert and Lyn for the recommendation - they were here a few days ago. Without that, we would have been spoilt for choice. 

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