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Scotney Castle Garden, Lamberhurst

Categories: Gardens, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Scotney Castle Garden and many more Royal Tunbridge Wells attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Royal Tunbridge Wells vacation builder.
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  • The quintessential chocolate box picture comes to life on a beautiful October day. Toured the "new" castle first, packed with fantastic family paintings and some stunning John Piper originals. The mix...  read more »
  • Scotney Castle, the gardens and the House, are all really worth a visit. The gardens are magnificent. And in every season. The old manor is wonderful to see, especially in combination with the gardens. The castle itself is what expired and thus you can not from the inside. But actually, it did it its charm. But the House is worth a visit. It is just as if the former residents away and you, as a visitor, may there poking around in their home. The Nice guides in the House point out you on special items. A tip: in Kent and Sussex you will find many points of interest which are covered by the National Trust. Become a member of the National Trust, or take a map for a number of days. You get when you become a member, the manual. Enter the location of a point of interest into your navigation system (zip code) and you drive. With a few visits to National Trust locations, you have the purchase amount a membership or a card for a number of days, look like. Almost all larger sites of the National Trust, have a restaurant. And usually those are really very very good. But have a picnic in a large garden which at a country estate, that is also possible. Scotney Castle, the gardens and House are well worth a visit. You can spend hours. Walking through the gardens and have a walk through the House. pictures of the special trees and plants, picnicking, or what food or drink in the restaurant, or a gadget buy in the shop, everything is possible.
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  • The weather was perfect for a visit to Scotney castle today. The house was full of interesting things and plenty of guides to fill you in with even more detail. The gardens are beautiful, and what eve...  read more »
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