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Chartwell, Kent,  Home of Sir Winston Churchill for 40 years

About Westerham

This charming little town situated at the edge of the North Downs is famed for its association with General Wolfe of Quebec, and the greatest Englishman of the last century, if not of all times, Sir Winston Churchill. Both these great men are commemorated by statues on the green. Sir Winston Churchill, spent the last 40-years of his life at nearby Chartwell, he bought it for its magnificent views over the Weald of Kent to Sussex. Chartwell was his home and the place from which he drew his inspiration from 1924 until the end of his life. Chartwell is now a National Trust property and many of the rooms are arranged much as they were in his lifetime. Numbered among the items on display are Sir Winston's Nobel Prize and many of his paintings.

Close to Chartwell is Quebec House, the boyhood home of General Wolfe. Many treasures belonging to this fine English warrior are preserved inside the house, which is well worth seeing.

The Weald of Kent is a delightful place to visit at any time, it has a landscape littered with Oast-houses. These attractive buildings were once used for drying hops but these days many have been restored and are in use as weekend cottages. There are many pleasant, peaceful little towns and villages with lazy cattle and playful lambs grazing in quiet meadows. You could do no better than tour this lovely area for within a distance of less than 50 miles you will find no less than 12 of England's finest Historic Homes.
Much of England's history is steeped in these parts; from the 13th-century Hever Castle, home of the Boleyns, whose daughter Anne married Henry VIII to the home of the man to whom our island race owes it's freedom, Chartwell, home of Sir Winston Churchill.

If charming countryside, enriched with the sight and sounds from our great historic past, is your particular forte then a visit to Westerham and its neighbouring towns and villages is for you - go there, you will be utterly enchanted.

Recommended towns & villages near Westerham

Titsey Place

Oxted (14 Pictures) in the county of Surrey

(3.3 miles, 5.3 km, direction W of Westerham)

A walk around the village reveals a riot of attractive 17th and 18th century cottages all standing on a rise surrounded by pretty flower-filled gardens...

The Castle at Chiddingstone, Kent

Chiddingstone (46 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Kent

(6.0 miles, 9.7 km, direction SE of Westerham)

Fascinating village, owned by the National Trust which is crammed with beautiful properties from the 16th and 17th-century probably built with iron-industry money...

Tonbridge Castle Walls

Tonbridge (32 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Kent

(10.1 miles, 16.2 km, direction SE of Westerham)

Fine streets show a rich variety of architecture including typical Wealden tile-hung properties, and handsome Georgian and Victorian buildings dominating the river scene...

Groombridge Station

Groombridge (9 Pictures) in the county of East Sussex

(11.7 miles, 18.8 km, direction SE of Westerham)

In an area of attractive, outstanding villages, Groombridge with its 18th-century tiled cottages against the back-drop of a beautiful village green, stands out as being the very epitome of the perfect English village...

Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells (67 Pictures) in the county of Kent

(12.4 miles, 20.0 km, direction SE of Westerham)

Also known as Royal Tunbridge Wells and only a short distance from London, this popular spa town gained a reputation as the place to see and be seen during Georgian Times frequented by royalty and fashionable members of aristocracy. It also happens to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in England. ..

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Chartwell- The home of Sir Winston Churchill. Kent

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