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“A beautiful garden surrounding a romantic Castle” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Scotney Castle Garden

Scotney Castle Garden
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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“A beautiful garden surrounding a romantic Castle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

Scotney Castle gardens are nice to wander around as the seasons change through the year. In the spring there are lots of daffodills to see and there is a beautiful Magnolia tree just inside the entrance as you go down the pathways towards the Castle. The castle is surrounded by a moat and has a boathouse which would of housed a boat which the resident family would of used. The property is now owned by the National Trust. In the summer months wisteria grows over the 14th century ruins making it rather attractive. It is a popular place to visit and has a reasonably priced tea room/cafe and shop.One can now visit the New house which is on a level withthe car park. Wheelchair acess is possible but because of the steep paths you'd need to be strong to get back to the top of the hill. As I live nearby I go sometimes just to sit in the gardens in the sunshine and relax.

Visited March 2012
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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“Lovely House and Garden”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

Lots of parking. Controlled house entrance and pretty gardens. Well worth a visit. National Trust Property.

Visited June 2011
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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“What an amazing place!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

There is nothing better to do on a beautiful day than to visit Scotney Castle. The gardens are stunning and very relaxing to walk in. The mansion house is very quirky as the last owner only died a couple of years ago. It still feels lived in. There is even a cat from the previous owner still living there. Great furnitures and paintings and lots of stories to tell.... The castle ruins are beautifully situated inmidst a lake. A wonderful day out for romantics, families, ... just for everybody! Don't miss it!
It belongs to the National Trust, so if you are a member then you visit for free!
The house closes at 4pm and the gardens at 4.30 in the summer. Therefore be early to have enough time.

Visited March 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Supercalifragilistic - Expialidocious!.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

This place and it's grounds feel so 'other worldly'. A little bit like entering one of Bert the chimney sweep's pavement chalk drawings.

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Canvey
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“If you love history - this is for you”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

Loved everything about it! Learn about our past and see a beautiful building all in one visit.

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