Few places to visit while you enjoy your stay at The Tower

Arundel Castle

Open image in a new windowAn ancient Castle and family home of the Dukes of Norfolk and their ancestors for over nine centuries, Arundel is set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and spectacular gardens.Containing the cream of priceless collections created over hundreds of years, come and see paintings and furniture, tapestries and stained glass, china and clocks, sculpture and carving, heraldry and armour in stunning room settings dating back to the 12th century. Outside explore the Fitzalan Chapel, the Rose, Organic Kitchen and Flower Gardens, the Stumpery and the dramatic Collector Earl’s Garden.

Bodiam Castle

Open image in a new windowIn 1385 Edward Dallingridge built Bodiam Castle to both impress his friends and frighten his enemies. The exterior remains virtually complete but in the English Civil War the family backed the King and Cromwell ordered much of the interior was to be destroyed. Today you can still discover one of Britain’s most evocative castles. Have fun using the children’s activity resource, view the introductory film and enjoy our year round event programme. Climb to the top of the towers for wonderful views of the Rother Valley and imagine what it must have been like to live here with Sir Edward!

 

 

Herstmonceux Castle

Open image in a new windowHerstmonceux is renowned for its magnificent moated castle, set in 600 acres of beautiful parkland and superb Elizabethan gardens. Our gardens and grounds embody the history of medieval England and the romance of renaissance Europe.

The Royal Pavilion

Open image in a new windowBuilt as King George IV’s pleasure palace when Brighton was the heart of fashionable Regency society, the Royal Pavilion was also used by King William IV and Queen Victoria. Today it has been restored to its original 1823 splendour with Indian architecture contrasted with interiors inspired by China.

Nymans Garden

Open image in a new windowIn the late 19th century, Ludwig Messel bought the Nymans Estate in the High Weald to make a dream family home. Inspired by the wooded surroundings, he created a stunning garden with plants collected from around the world. Nymans is a garden lovers’ home – a place to relax all year round and enjoy a peaceful country garden. Partially destroyed by fire in 1947, the romantic ruins of a fairytale Gothic mansion remain alongside the surviving Messel Family Rooms which are open to visitors from 1st March (18th April in 2014) to the 31st October. Nymans is one of the Trust’s greenest properties and aims to inspire a more sustainable way of living.

Hampton Court Palace

Open image in a new windowHampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, in the historic county of Middlesex, and within the postal town East Molesey, Surrey; it has not been inhabited by the British Royal Family since the 18th century. The palace is 11.7 miles (18.8 kilometres) south west of Charing Cross and upstream of central London on the River Thames.Today, the palace is open to the public, and is a major tourist attraction, easily reached by train from Waterloo Station in central London and served by Hampton Court railway station in East Molesey, in Transport for London's Zone 6. The palace is cared for by an independent charity, Historic Royal Palaces, which receives no funding from the Government or the Crown.

Hever Castle

Open image in a new windowHever Castle is located in the village of Hever, Kent, near Edenbridge, 30 miles (48 km) south-east of London, England. It began as a country house, built in the 13th century. From 1462 to 1539 it was the seat of the Boleyn, originally 'Bullen', family. Anne Boleyn, the second queen consort of King Henry VIII of England, spent her early youth there, after her father, Thomas Boleyn had inherited it in 1505. He had been born there in 1477, and the castle passed to him upon the death of his father, Sir William Boleyn. It later came into the possession of King Henry's fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. In the 21st century the castle is a tourist attraction.

Wakehurst Place

Open image in a new windowOpen throughout the year, Wakehurst is the country estate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The varied landscape is of international significance for its beautiful botanic gardens and tree collections, as well as for its science-based plant conservation and research. A feast for the senses, Wakehurst features natural woodland and lakes, formal gardens, an Elizabethan house (five unfurnished rooms) and the 21st-century architecture of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank. Wakehurst marks an international conservation milestone in 2010, having conserved seeds from ten per cent of the world's plant species. Wakehurst Place is leased from the National Trust and is managed by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

 

 

 

 

 

Need to know

Grounds 14 acres of beautiful listed grounds planted out in c1850 with many North American and Asian imports. Outstanding countryside views beyond and south.

Location 2 minutes walk to Warnham Village. 5 minutes drive to the medieval town of Horsham. 20 minutes walk to Warnham main line train station with frequent trains to central London. Only 20 minutes to Gatwick Airport with the Gatwick Express train taking you to London Victoria Station in 25 minutes.

Also There is internet access available throughout the house.