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Belmont House and Gardens

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Gardens open daily, 10.00am- 6.00pm

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The beautiful Georgian house of Belmont, amid its parkland, commands stunning views of the rolling Kent countryside and is a completely unspoilt and distinctive example of the work of the architect Samuel Wyatt.

A lifelong passion for horology led the 5th Lord Harris to accumulate one of the largest personal collections of clocks in the country. Six generations of the Harris family have each left their mark on this lovely country house which contains fabulous mementos of the family's history and travels - paintings, furniture, Indian silverware as well as the impressive clock collection. There is also a unique collection of water-colour landscape paintings set in the West Indies by the Trinidadian artist Michel Jean Cazabon (1813-1888).

The Gardens, which in 2021 won a Gold Award for the South & South East in Bloom 'Heritage Garden' of the year as well as the Chairman's Award 2021, are full of interest throughout every season; the Kitchen Garden originally designed by Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd, is a wonderful mix of traditional and modern gardening: a beautiful Victorian Greenhouse, figs pleached on the walls, arbours festooned in golden hops, and an abundance of soft fruits, traditional apples and pears along with a variety of vegetables grown for the House. The Walled Garden to the rear of the stable yard is another intimate enclosed garden with long borders of annuals and perennials.

Clock tours: Specialist clock tours are held on the last Saturday of every month from June to September. The tour starts at 1.30pm. Prior booking of this wonderful tour is recommended, as it does get booked up in advance. £25.00 per person. Please visit the "What's On" section of the website to make a booking.

Groups are welcome to visit Belmont by appointment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. To organise a group visit, please contact the Estate Administrator on 01795 890202 or email administrator@belmont-house.org

Pricing

Self-guided tours and garden prices: Adults £10.00 and Children (12-16yrs) £5.00
Guided tours and garden prices: Adults £15.00 and Children (12-16yrs) £8.00
Clock Tours £25.00 per person
Gardens only: Adults £7.00, Children (12-16years) £2.50

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Address

Belmont House, Belmont Park, Throwley, Faversham
ME13 0HH

Opening Times

The House is open from Sunday 3rd April to Tuesday 27th September 2022. Self-guided tours are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1.00pm – 3.30pm, from the Orangery. Guided house tours are available on Sundays and BH Mondays at 11.30am, 1pm & 2.30pm.

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