Chartwell was Churchill’s house in Kent and is now preserved as an historic property by the National Trust. It is consistently one of their most visited sites. The house was purchased by Winston Churchill in 1922 and he used it as his main base during the ‘20s and ‘30s for writing, painting and entertaining. It was a significant drain on his finances until it was purchased for the Trust by a group of Churchill’s friends and admirers in 1946, on condition that Churchill and his wife could continue to live there for their lifetimes. Lady Churchill presented it to the Trust immediately after Churchill’s death in 1965.
Visitors can explore the house, his painting studio and enjoy the landscaped hillside garden with the breathtaking views that inspired Churchill to buy the house. The National Trust’s team of expert volunteers help to bring Chartwell’s stories alive to visitors all year round.
To plan your visit or for more information on current exhibitions, tickets and opening hours, please visit the Chartwell page at the National Trust website.
Address: Kent Downs AONB, Mapleton Rd, Westerham TN16 1PS, UK
Telephone: +44 1732 868381