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.
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3.2 miles from the centre of Downe
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...
3.2 miles from the centre of Downe
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.
5.4 miles from the centre of Downe
Rowhill Grange is a picturesque 18th-century manor house set in beautifully manicured gardens
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5.5 miles from the centre of Downe
Just 30 minutes from London yet deep in the heart of the Kent countryside, Rowhill Grange Hotel & Utopia Spa is a pretty 18th-century manor house now dedicated to sublime pampering. This four silver star luxury retreat has very generously sized guest bedrooms and features lovely little touches such as L'occitane toiletries. The hotel also has an award-winning luxury Utopia spa complete with therapy pools, bubble tubs, sauna, gym, hair and nail spa and 17 treatment rooms. After a f...
5.5 miles from the centre of Downe
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...
5.5 miles from the 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...
6.0 miles from the 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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6.0 miles from the centre of Downe
Set amidst acres of private Kent countryside and enjoying stunning views across the lakes & fountains of its course to the Kent North Downs, Westerham's first floor venue boasts an enviable setting. Since opening over 20 years ago, it has become a popular choice for weddings and events and can accommodate guest numbers of up to 160 (seated).
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