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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in or near Downe

Downe village is probably best known for its connection with Charles Darwin who lived and worked at Down House for 40 years. There are a couple of public houses in which to enjoy a quite drink and beautiful countryside for those who enjoy walking. Visit the parish church with its interesting sundial on one of its walls. Places to Visit in or near Downe The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House and The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House are listed below.
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3.2 miles from centre of Downe
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With its unique place in the history of science and evolution, Down House, the family home of world-renowned scientist Charles Darwin, is a must-see. Stand in the study where Darwin wrote 'On the Origin of Species', stroll through the gardens that inspired him, and visit his and wife Emma's newly recreated bedroom which overlooks the gardens.
3.2 miles from centre of Downe
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Experience nature come to life in the Gardens of Down House, Home to Charles Darwin Just outside central London stands the family home of world-renowned Victorian scientist Charles Darwin, Down House, a unique building laden with historical and scientific significance. Down House remains much as it was when Darwin lived there. English Heritage have recreated the gardens at Down House as the Darwin's would have seen them. The gardens were Darwin's ‘outdoor laboratory' and he spent ma...
5.5 miles from centre of Downe
This 16th century Kent coaching inn has been given a sympathetic contemporary make over, which contrasts original features such as oak beams and open fires with tasteful floral wall coverings and banquette seating. An equal amount of care and attention has been lavished on the daily changing menu that showcases simply prepared local free range, organic and sustainable ingredients. Even the beer comes from the Westerham brewery, less than fives miles away. Start with Ham Hock and parsley terr...
5.5 miles from centre of Downe
Treatment Rooms
Classic bathing rituals and state of the art indulgence meet at Utopia Spa at Rowhill Grange in Kent. Its beautiful palatial interiors, from the lavish murals surrounding the spa pool and statues crafted in Romanesque design, hark back to an age where stately sensory experience were a part of with everyday life. Yet it's modern through and through - enter an array of stylish areas, like the hydrotherapy pool, steam room and sauna, for sumptuous time out. With your soft robe and slippers on ma...
6 miles from centre of Downe
Surrounded by stunning Kent countryside and enjoying views across the North Downs, Westerham Golf Club offers a test of accuracy to even the most experienced golfer. Opened in 1997 and built to USGA specifications, Westerham has secured its place amongst the best of Kent golf courses and is a popular choice for all golfers.
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6.1 miles from centre of Downe
Steeped in history, The Addington Golf Club was built during 1913-14, enjoying its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s when it was the most favoured golf club in Surrey, frequented by notable English society and celebrities alike. Since its acquisition in 2006 by The Altonwood Group, the Club has benefited from extensive improvement and has been ranked 27th in England.
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6.7 miles from centre of Downe
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Discover the glamour of the 1930's at Eltham Palace Eltham Palace is one of London's most intriguing hidden gems, it embodies an eccentric mix of Art Deco design and a medieval royal palace. First recorded in the Domesday book, Eltham estate was presented to King Edward II in 1305. It developed into one of the most favoured royal palace with 1,000 acres of deer park on its doorstep. In the 1930's it became the glamourous location for celebrity cocktail parties, and displays some fanta...
6.7 miles from centre of Downe
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Discover the glamour of the 1930's at Eltham Palace Eltham Palace is one of London's most intriguing hidden gems, it embodies an eccentric mix of Art Deco design and a medieval royal palace. First recorded in the Domesday book, Eltham estate was presented to King Edward II in 1305. It developed into one of the most favoured royal palace with 1,000 acres of deer park on its doorstep. In the 1930's it became the glamourous location for celebrity cocktail parties, and displays some fanta...
7.2 miles from centre of Downe
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The slick Spa at Brandshatch Place is in stark contrast to the traditional charm of the 19th Century Georgian country house setting.
7.2 miles from centre of Downe
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AA Rosette Awards
Visit the Dining Room at Brandshatch Place in Kent for traditional and classic dishes served with a modern twist using local and seasonal ingredients.
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