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“Good for a walk in the gardens.”

Scotney Castle Garden
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We enjoyed our visit here mostly because of the gardens. However the houses were interesting too. The old castle and moat were very picfuresque.

Thank Tattvadarzin
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Nothing but the highest praise for the house and gardens. The staff are knowledgable and friendly. definitely one to visit , I loved it

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

The last time we visited many years ago the 'only' part you could visit was the castle ruins. These are a delight surrounded by beautiful landscapes. However the main house is now open to the public and provides a wonderful insight into the life of the estate.

Thoroughly recommend.

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Scotney castle is two house plus a magnificent garden. My first visit about 5 years ago was in May and the countless Rhododendrons were in bloom. The place looked stunning. This time in mid June they had all gone. Whilst Scotney still looked great if you can managed to time the trip in late April or May then it would be well worth it.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

As a National Trust member I have been to many interesting and beautiful places around the South of England. This one is probably my favourite so far, based near Maidstone not far from the M25.

The main car park was full up so had to walk a short distance from the overflow car park which was a short really nice stroll through the woods.
The staff on the entrance were very pleasant as were the shop staff and café.
Its not a fortified castle as such but the original building dates from the 1500's and parts of it is still standing on a beautiful lake including what they believe is a priest's hole which makes for a fascinating visit. The gardens are superb with rhododendrons and lots of other plants I wasn't sure of. The 'new' building has a lot of the inhabitants' furniture and even the wardrobe contents were on view. The day was topped off by a visit to the Vineyard pub just down the road for a nice lamb roast.

1  Thank Peter S
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