Local Attractions

Below are some local attractions in Eynsford and the surrounding areas all a short walk or drive from our hotel.

Eagle Heights

Eagle¬†Heights is one of the UK’s largest Bird of Prey centres, currently they have collection of approximately 150 raptors. This includes over 50 species, many of which are now breeding at the centre or can be seen flying in their daily demonstrations.

Eynsford Castle

Standing within an attractive village setting, not far from the fantastic Lullingstone Roman Villa, is Eynsford Castle – a very early Norman ‘enclosure castle’ whose substantial stone walls present a rare survival of this striking and impressive style.

Begun around 1085-7 and largely undisturbed by later building activity, Eynsford Castle is unusual in that it did not have a keep or great tower. Instead, the principal domestic apartments were situated on the first floor of the castle’s hall, the ruins of which can¬†still be explored by visitors today.

 

The Darent Path

The waymarked path Darent Valley Path is 19 miles (31 km) long, following the River Darent from the banks of the River Thames at Dartford through the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the Greensand Hills above Sevenoaks.It is close to Shoreham Village, Otford Village and Eynsford

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The route is well served by public transport making it ideal to break into manageable walks. Train stations are situated at Sevenoaks, Bat & Ball (Sevenoaks), Otford, Eynsford, Farningham Road & Dartford, and there are many bus routes along the route.
The route is also used by National Cycle Network Route 125, which follows the same route as the footpath.

Eynsford makes a great location for your half way point. Stay the night in one of our newly refurbished rooms, and start the day with our delicious, choice filled breakfast, before setting off for the second leg of your walk.