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Sissinghurst Kent

Sissinghurst is a pretty little village next to Cranbrook. It was originally called Milkhouse Street but changed its name in the 1850s. It’s made famous by Sissinghurst Castle & Gardens – an internationally recognised and delightful garden designed by Vita sackville-West and Harold Nicholson in the 1930s. It’s a must see if you are visiting the area.

From time-to-time events are held on the village green, and the Sissinghurst estate grounds are a great place to go for a walk (open all year).

Although Sissinghurst is just a tiny village, it's proximity to Cranbrook, Tunbridge Wells, Benenden, Hawkhurst and other Weald of Kent villages of interest make it a great base for exploring the area.

Sissinghurst Kent
Things to see & do in and around Sissinghurst

Sissinghurst Castle & Gardens - beautiful gardens and an Elizabethan manor house
Bedgebury Pinetum & Forest - cycling, walks & the world's best conifer collection
Cranbrook Museum - over 6,000 exhibits from Cranbrook & the Weald
The Queen's Hall Theatre - a diverse range of shows for all ages
St Dunstan’s Church - the so-called 'Cathedral of the Weald'
Cranbrook Union Windmill - the tallest surviving "smock mill" in the British Isles

Recommended places to eat and drink in Sissinghurst

Rankins Restaurant - countryside and innovative cooking
Sissinghurst Tandoori (no website) - fantastic Indian takeaway

Also see Cranbrook places to eat and drink

Where to stay in Sissinghurst

Cloth Hall Oast (B&B)
Sissinghurst Castle Farmhouse (B&B)

Also see Cranbrook places to stay


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