Part of our Summer Tour 2021
Linton Park is a large Grade I listed, 18th-century country house, with 450 acres of gardens and parkland. The amphitheatre, situated to the west of the main house was reinstated in 2006. Enjoying south facing views across the Weald of Kent it provides the perfect backdrop for a summer’s evening of theatre.
Built by Robert Mann in 1730 to replace an earlier building, the house and estate passed through the ownership of several members of Mann’s family before coming into the Cornwallis family. The house was enlarged to its current size in 1825.
The house sits in a prominent location, part way down a south-facing slope which provides excellent views of the grounds and the Weald beyond. Gardens close to the house contain formal walks laid out in 1825 with specimen trees planted then and later.
The house is a Grade I listed building and the garden and park is listed Grade II*. Other buildings and structures in the park are also listed.
Linton Park is now the corporate headquarters of Camellia plc, this performance is in aid of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey and Sussex