How did the leopard get his spots? Visit Rudyard Kipling’s home

Burwash, East Sussex

Explore Bateman's, the 17th century home of the Jungle Book and The Just So Stories author, nestled in the leafy Sussex Weald.

Feel Kipling’s spirit alive in the rooms and study of his home from 1902 – 1936, where he wrote many of his famous works and learn about the poignant story of Kipling’s son John, ‘My Boy Jack’,  who was killed in the Great War aged 18, through a series of personal letters between father and son.

Take a stroll through the extensive gardens, with their luscious spring displays and don’t miss one of the many events held at Bateman’s every year, including early morning dawn chorus walks around the estate.

From November 2015, an exhibition of family photos showing Kipling’s early life in India will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Kipling’s birth, with readings of Kipling’s poetry bringing his works to life.  

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An actor dressed as Rudyard Kipling sitting outside Batemans reading a bookAn actor dressed as Rudyard Kipling sitting outside Batemans © Hastings & 1066 Country
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