East Malling Short Courses

Discover The History of Bradbourne House


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Cost: £12
Duration: 1.5 Hours

Let our renowned local historian, guide you around this stunning Grade I listed building revealing it’s often little known past which in parts dates back to Tudor times.

  • Explore this beautiful property, originally built in Tudor times set within 20 acres of  parkland.
  • Discover the famous Hatton Fruit Gardens.
  • Enter the Great Hall and go back in time to discover the Twisden family and hear about its impact on local and national history.
  • Hear of the connection between the owner of Bradbourne House and royalty.
  • Admire the impressive rooms and see one of the most intriguing fire escapes from the 1700’s
  • Enjoy the stories of the sisters’ ‘Republic’
  • Learn of the house’s connection with the world famous East Malling Horticultural Research Station.

Bradbourne House – One house, 12 Baronets and a host of stories to delight the discerning visitor.

The tour is on foot and will last approximately 1 ½ hours, mostly inside. Appropriate clothing should be worn to discover the parkland and Hatton Gardens. Tour is suitable for wheelchair access. Refreshments are included.

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