The deer Kentish countryside: Knole Park

London, Barcelona, Rome, it doesn’t matter where you go, every city is teeming with a distinct range of urban dwelling faces, ready to tell their story.  From the colourful, bohemian artist with the goatee and ripped jeans, to the little, old man who remembers a time when his city looked very different, there’s no doubt the city is the place to be. However, Travel Antics has taken a trip away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life and took a stroll into the countryside to take a little look at some of our furry friends. We took a trip to Knole Park, Kent’s last medieval deer park.

Deer at Knole Park

This National Trust landmark is a striking piece of history, frozen in time for all to see. You can trek over a thousand acres of rough terrain and enjoy the striking, natural beauty of the British countryside. As you make your way around Knole Park, you’ll realise how breathtaking this property is, the soft, rolling hills and towering trees are breathtaking, and you’ll eventually run into one of the park’s 350 wild deer. The quiet, majestic creatures are very gentle and completely unfazed by the thousands of humans who share their territory every year but don’t get too close, there’s no telling what kind of damage an attack from a fully grown stag would do.

Architecture at Knole Park

Although, travelling in the UK (particularly in the countryside) is often weather-dependant, so if you don’t fancy dusting off your wellington boots, it may be worth exploring the former resident’s home at Knole Park. Edward Sackville-West was the 5th Baron of the Estate and all of his belongings are on show, including a shocking gramophone, that’ll leave you wondering what witchcraft they used to get it through the narrow staircase. So, be prepared to experience the life of a wealthy Baron, during the 1920s and 30s, you’ll soon discover it wasn’t such a hard life after all.

Baron's front room at Knole Park

Many travel all over the world to experience London and the British countryside is often overlooked. But, there’s so much to see and for many Brits, the countryside is a mark of pride, especially with an array of wildlife that’ll keep you entertained for hours. So, this summer make your way to the British countryside for a landscape that’s hard to forget. 

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