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The National Trust property Chartwell is well worth a visit. It is the family home and garden of Sir Winston Churchill – soldier, statesman and artist. You do not need to have the same political leanings to enjoy this interesting and beautiful place. Not only are there exhibitions relating to Churchill's career, but also an extensive collection of his paintings. The garden and grounds were charming – I especially loved the beds of lavender. There is wheelchair access only on the ground floor of the house, but the stairs are fairly shallow. I was disappointed at not being allowed to take photos inside the house. We enjoyed afternoon tea and cake in the restaurant, which is popular in its own right. As usual we also spent money in the shop – I always end up buying greetings cards! Don't forget your NT car sticker as it is a pay and display car park. All in all a delightful place to visit.


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