"Downe and Darwin." Downe by planxty

Downe Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 13 photos

A surprising first.

Quite early on in my VT "career" I found myself in the position of being the first member to write a page on Evropos which didn't surprise me unduly as it is a fairly out of the way place in Northern Greece. I was rather more surprised, however, after a recent trip to Downe to discover that no-one has yet constructed a page on it either. I say I'm surprised as Downe is the site of the home of Charles Darwin the famous scientist, who lived in nearby Downe House for about 40 years (see tip).

Although it is extremely close to London (it's only about three miles away from Orpington) it is a pretty, quiet, rural Kentish village, and well worth a visit.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Pleasant little village with an important historic site.
  • Cons:Dodgy bus connection.
  • In a nutshell:Get down to Downe!
  • Last visit to Downe: Dec 2005
  • Intro Updated Mar 3, 2006
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  • Dec 30, 2005 at 11:27 PM

    Hi Fergy, I'm ashamed to say it, but I'd never even heard of Downe!! I shall put it on my list of places to visit this summer! Good start here btw. :)

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