Danson House, Bexleyheath, Kent.

JUL 07,2013 - JUL 07,2013 (1 DAYS)

United Kingdom

- DAYS

Nature

This itinerary can be combined with the Hall Place itinerary. Two, unexpected gems in a full day.

Orientation: Elegant house, brilliant surrounding. Take the bus to and from the Danson estate from/to Bexleyheath Centre or Railway station.

Getting there: 15-20 minutes walking from Bexleyheath train station. Ask for Danson Park. The house is five minutes from the Park entrance. From Bexley: buses: 89, 96, 486, B13-B14, B16.

Opening times: Sunday-Thursday 12.00 - 17.00 Adults - 7 GBP, Concessions - 5 GBP.

My recommendation: Enjoy Hall Place during the first half of the day and devote your afternoon to the Danson House and Danson Park + the English Gardens. Here, we recommend visiting the House which is the main attraction. Allow 1 hour for Danson House (a gem !) and half an hour for the English Gardens near Danson Park.

I recommend also sparing 1/2 hour lazy stroll in Bexleyheath Centre:

Nature in , United Kingdom, visiting things to do in United Kingdom, Travel Blog, Share my Trip

Danson House - view from Danson Park:

Nature in , United Kingdom, visiting things to do in United Kingdom, Travel Blog, Share my Trip

Danson park (during the annual fair...):

Nature in , United Kingdom, visiting things to do in United Kingdom, Travel Blog, Share my Trip

Danson House - Traditional Victorian Kitchen  - Tabletop Knife Cleaner:

Nature in , United Kingdom, visiting things to do in United Kingdom, Travel Blog, Share my Trip

Danson House - Dining Room with 17 original wall paintings by Charles Pavillion (French painter) commissioned in 1776 by Sir John Boyd to show his taste and wealth. Danson House was Boyd's country retreat:

Nature in , United Kingdom, visiting things to do in United Kingdom, Travel Blog, Share my Trip Danson House - Octagonal Salon with Chinese style which was popular in  the mid 1760s:

Nature in , United Kingdom, visiting things to do in United Kingdom, Travel Blog, Share my Trip

Danson House - The Library with Organ Player - "Music among the Bookshelves":Nature in , United Kingdom, visiting things to do in United Kingdom, Travel Blog, Share my Trip

Danson House - Chinese Fasion in leisure was popular in European Aristocratic circles - Chinoiserie.Nature in , United Kingdom, visiting things to do in United Kingdom, Travel Blog, Share my Trip

Top floor given over to a Chinese oriented (Chinoiserie) porcelain:

Nature in , United Kingdom, visiting things to do in United Kingdom, Travel Blog, Share my Trip

The English Garden near Danson park and House:

Nature in , United Kingdom, visiting things to do in United Kingdom, Travel Blog, Share my Trip

Please sign in to start using your backpack.