Scotney Castle Garden, Lamberhurst

Step into the drama and romance of a landscape painting at Scotney Castle Garden. The formal garden, a celebrated example of the Picturesque style, was once host to a medieval castle and now surrounds the Victorian country mansion Scotney New Castle, which was inhabited until 2006. Wander through its rooms, admire the fine furnishings, and maybe even pet the resident cat. In the garden you can discover the ruins of the moated Old Castle and enjoy splendid flower collections. Venture further into the 310 hectares (770 acres) of woodland and parkland surrounding the garden, and spot the local Sussex Cattle. Grab a bite to eat in the tearoom or unwind and refuel in the woodland picnic area. Visit the castle’s shop to pick up some local produce, including honey made from the garden’s bees. Over the years, a number of notables have rented the apartments within: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher rented the Belfry flat for a time in the 1970s as an escape and respite from Westminster life. Plan to visit Scotney Castle Garden and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Royal Tunbridge Wells attractions using our Royal Tunbridge Wells holiday maker .
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  • August 21, 2017
    6 of us went for the afternoon , its a lovely estate, with plenty of walking for those who want to stretch their legs, we have a dog who enjoyed it. the house and ruin are both good to look around and...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Grounds and house are lovely, we only had an hour so we didn't do the tour but will next time. Staff are really helpful & friendly thank you.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    It was a wonderful place to visit the house is very good it was very nice to see the staff so passonate about their work, yet they had the time to stop and not only answer questions but to explain wha...  more »

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