Otford Palace is a key monument of Tudor history and one of the most significant heritage features in the Darent Valley. This project engages the local community in its heritage and conservation.

The Hidden Palace – Otford’s own Hampton Court project will work alongside the Archbishop’s Palace Conservation Trust to help safeguard the Palace’s future and make it more accessible to the local community.

The Palace is a significant Tudor heritage site and our aim is to help promote its historical importance within the Darent Valley landscape.


  • Heritage and community engagement project
  • Working with the Archbishop’s Palace Conservation Trust
  • Performance of Field of the Cloth of Gold in June 2020


Best way to travel

The Archbishop’s Palace and grounds lie a short distance from Otford Village Centre, due south of the village pond and a short walk from Otford train station. The address is Palace Field, Otford, Sevenoaks TN14 5PD.


For more information about our Hidden Palace project, please contact darent.valley@kentdowns.org.uk

Co-financed by the European Union and the European Regional Development Fund