Set in a 1,000 acre medieval deer park, designated A Site of Special Scientific Interest, Knole
is a Tudor house that has been in the Sackville family since 1566, when Elizabeth I gave it to her cousin, Thomas Sackville. The writer Vita Sackville-West was born here and her friend Virginia Woolf was said to have based her novel Orlando
on the history of the Sackvilles in this house. Don't miss the amazing Jacobean staircase with its Sackville Leopards on the newel posts.
Highlight: A rare collection of Royal Stuart furniture and paintings by Gainsborough, Van Dyke and Reynolds.