Otford is a village in Kent, England (population about 4,000). It is situated on the River Darent two miles north of Sevenoaks and twenty-five miles south east of central London.
It is easily reached by both road and rail. The Solar System Model is just half a mile from Otford Station which is only a 35 minute journey away from London's Victoria Station.
At the centre of the village is the duck pond, which is unique in being designated a listed building. The pond's ducks are given a food allowance by the Parish Council. The church, St Bartholomew's, dates back to between 1050 and 1080.
Otford is well placed at the junction of the Darent Valley and Holmesdale between the North Downs scarp and southerly Sevenoaks ridge in an area of outstanding natural beauty and therefore is an ideal centre for walkers.
Further information and a booklet giving interesting facts about our Solar System may be obtained from:
Otford Parish Council and Heritage Centre
21 High Street, Otford, Kent TN14 5PG
(The Heritage Centre houses scale 3D models of all the planets)
Opening hours: Weekdays 8.30 - 12.30 if staff available
Opening hours: Weekends & BH 2.30 - 4.30
Otford Library 01959 522488
Sevenoaks Library 01732 453118
Leaflets can be obtained from Otford Antiques and Millie & Joe's or Otford Post Office.