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How to get toNT Knolecar-free

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Step-by-step directions

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How to get to NT Knole car-free:

There are frequent trains to Sevenoaks from London Charing Cross, taking just 35 minutes. Thameslink trains also run from central London and there are direct trains from Tunbridge Wells, Hastings, Ashford, Canterbury and Kent coast.

Train times and tickets

From the station it's a one-mile walk to Knole Park and a further 1/2 mile to Knole - see map. There is also a free shuttle bus on school holiday Sundays (see below), or you can take a taxi.

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There’s a free Sunday Shuttle Bus from Sevenoaks train station on the following dates:
Sunday 16 & 23 February (half term)
Sunday 5 & 12 April (Easter)
Sunday 10 May (Bank Holiday)
Sunday 24 & 31 May (half term)
Every Sunday from 26 July – 30 August (summer holidays)
Sunday 25 October & 1 November (half term)
Sunday 20 & 27 December (Christmas)
more information on Shuttle Bus

On other days you can use the hourly public buses (8 or 435) from Sevenoaks station to Sevenoaks School – from where you can walk up Knole Lane to Knole (see map above).

Buses from surrounding towns and villages arrive at the bus station, just a few minutes walk from Knole Park (follow the signs). Use the journey planner below or traveline

  • Bus times from:
    Sevenoaks rail station (opposite)

About NT Knole

Sitting proudly within Kent’s last medieval deer park, Knole offers something for everyone. Immerse yourself in the vast estate. Explore the grand courtyards and tranquil Orangery or wander the winding paths in the parkland, still populated by wild deer.

Inside the showrooms, art lovers will find Reynolds, Gainsborough and Van Dyck to admire. Textiles enthusiasts can marvel at the 17th century tapestries and furniture.

  • County: Kent
  • Address: Knole House, Sevenoaks TN15 0RP
  • Refreshments: Brewhouse Cafe
  • * Car-free offer: 20% off in Knole’s gift shop and bookshop when you show your bus or train ticket at the till
  • Deer in the grounds of NT Knole

Plan your door-to-door journey

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Reverse Route

About NT Knole

Sitting proudly within Kent’s last medieval deer park, Knole offers something for everyone. Immerse yourself in the vast estate. Explore the grand courtyards and tranquil Orangery or wander the winding paths in the parkland, still populated by wild deer.

Inside the showrooms, art lovers will find Reynolds, Gainsborough and Van Dyck to admire. Textiles enthusiasts can marvel at the 17th century tapestries and furniture.

  • County: Kent
  • Address: Knole House, Sevenoaks TN15 0RP
  • Refreshments: Brewhouse Cafe
  • * Car-free offer: 20% off in Knole’s gift shop and bookshop when you show your bus or train ticket at the till
  • Deer in the grounds of NT Knole
Bike routes

Cyclists are welcome at Knole. It’s an easy cycle from Sevenoaks station – here’s the route. You can cycle throughout Knole Park (except the golf course) and there are cycle racks by the picnic area.

Taxi numbers

There is a taxi rank at Sevenoaks station, or you can book: Vine 01732 462400, Oaks 01732 741122, Sevenoakes 01732 454544. The fare to Knole is around £6.

Handy Tips

A group of three or more can save 34% on the train with Groupsave.

Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount

Visit car-free in 2020!