Otford, a village with a rich heritage, lies in the triangle formed between the M25, M26 and M20, about 3 miles North of Sevenoaks in Kent. The Archbishop’s Palace and grounds lie a short distance from Otford Village Centre, due South of the Village pond.
The heritage site is about five minutes walk from the car park in Otford High Street (TN14 5PG). Otford Station is on the line from London Victoria to Ashford (Kent) and it takes about eight minutes to walk from the station. The postcode for the Tower is TN14 5PG, but using this with a sat-nav will take you to a cul-de-sac: On street parking is available in Sevenoaks Road to the west of the site, or in the Village Car Park.
The remains of the Southern buildings lie under a 1970s housing development in Bubblestone Road. However, the front walls of some of these modern houses are the Tudor walls of the Palace, formed of Kentish ragstone.
The three cottages between the Tower and the Gatehouse are privately owned and we ask that you respect the privacy of the occupants while you enjoy the buildings and Palace Field.
Enjoyed your visit?
If you are visiting Otford for the first time or have been here before, we would like to know how you got here, what you did – and whether you enjoyed it. This visitor survey will only take three minutes of your time and will be of great help to us.