Local points of interest
Ye Old Ship is within a short distance on many places just waiting to be explored. Here are a few of our favourite in the local area. We’ll be waiting with a warm welcome, a refreshing drink and a delicious choice of snacks and meals when you come back.
A National Trust property, Quebec House was the childhood home of General James Wolfe, who won America for the British at the Battle of Quebec in 1759. The house appears as it did in the 18th century when Wolfe lived here with his family, including Mrs Wolfe’s gardens.
Built in 1681, Squerryes Court has been in the Warde family since 1731, and it is they who are responsible for restoring the Victorian and 16th century gardens and have preserved the art, furniture, porcelain and tapestry collections. Events run in the gardens on selected days of the year.
The family home of wartime prime minister Winston Churchill, Chartwell near Westerham is filled with the artefacts of one of Britain’s most famous leaders. View the largest collection of paintings by Churchill, and meet Chartwell’s famous cat, Jock.
The Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar is a restoration facility dedicated to putting Spitfires back in the air. To date it has restored six Spitfires to flying condition, with several more projects waiting their turn. As well as up to 13 Spitfires on site we have a 1940 Hawker Hurricane and Battle of Britain veteran Messerschmitt 109 on view.