The site of Archbishop’s Palace in Otford, Kent, dates back to 821 AD but it was in 1515 AD that Archbishop Warham built one of the largest palaces in England, comparable in size to Hampton Court. In the 17th Century, the buildings fell into disrepair and now all that remains is part of the North Range – the North West corner tower, part of the Northern Gatehouse and connecting wall which has been turned into a row of three small cottages.
It lies 100 metres South of the junction between the Pilgrim Route from London to Canterbury (running South from the Thames along the River Darent) and the Pilgrim Route from Winchester to Canterbury (which follows the line of the North Downs.)
The remain that you see today were built on top of a succession of medieval manor houses and a Roman Villa and provide a unique backdrop for events.
The Eastern Part of Palace Field (the Tudor Great Court) is our venue for community events, such as the May Day celebration, Picnic at the Palace, and theatrical performances
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