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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 Trust welcomes car-free travel.  You can find travel information here at Traveline.

Otford Station is on the line from London Victoria to Ashford (Kent).  The Darent Valley Line (sometimes called the Samuel Palmer Line) runs between Swanley and Sevenoaks.  To help you plan your rail journey and get live train running times, accessibility, and facility info go to Trainline.  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 (though not between 07.00 and 08.00), or in the Village Car Park.  The heritage site is about five minutes walk from the car park in Otford High Street (TN14 5PG).  You can download this map to show on-street parking.

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.