Time Stood Still

Time Stood Still

There is a time and place for everything, at least that’s what they say. But when the present is just too much to bear, we need to take a step back and contemplate on the past. That’s why I’d like to take you with me on this journey to a place where time stood still: Knole House, situated in Sevenoaks, West Kent, England.

The construction of the Knole House was started in the late 15th century and it was followed by some major additions in the 16th century. The building gathers 365 rooms, 52 staircases, 12 entrances and 7 courtyards and it is believed to be a calendar house. The architecture reflects a mix of Elizabethan to late Stuart structures, particularly in the case of the central façade and state rooms. The house is surrounded by a endless estate that includes a deer park, beautifully preserved for more than 400 years (more about that in the next post).

So, next time when you plan your trip to London, make sure you take a day off from the madness of the city and visit Sevenoaks and its surroundings.
Knole House

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