Visiting interesting Westerham, as the Gateway to the Garden of England, it is a charming Market Town community for residents, business and visitors. Nestling in the valley of the ancient River Darent with some of Kent’s finest countryside, its roots can be traced back to the Vikings and the Romans.

Many different food outlets will accommodate your tastes for lunch of your choice here before continuing to the family home of Sir Winston Churchill. Chartwell was the much-loved Churchill family home from 1922 and the place from which Sir Winston drew inspiration until the end of his life.

The rooms remain much as they were when he lived here, with pictures, books and personal mementoes evoking the career and wide-ranging interests of a great statesman and family man. There is a new exhibition to give unique insight into the life of Churchill through 50 Objects.

The hillside gardens reflect Sir Winston’s love of the landscape and nature. They include the lakes he created, the kitchen garden and the Marycot, a playhouse designed for his youngest daughter Mary.

To ensure our visitors get the best experience and to help protect the historic collection, entry to the house is on a timed ticket basis. Before departure, we invite you to enjoy a Cream Tea to conclude an interesting day out.

  • Now departing at 09.30hrs. (not 09.00hrs)

  • Ticket: Ad: £48.50, SC: £47.00, CH: £45.00.

  • Includes Cream Tea.

  • LESS £14.50 National Trust Membership (Please state membership when booking)

  • Home 17.30hrs

  • SPECIAL NOTE: The recommended visit time will be allowed at both venues