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Scotney Castle Garden

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Great day out - immersion in British history

Beautiful house, lovingly restored and kept by National Trust and its volunteers. The house looks... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
London, United Kingdom
A lovely Victorian house, old castle and grounds.

The house is very interesting with all its original furniture, books and photos. The castle is... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2018
Julie D
Belmont, Australia
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The Estate Office Scotney Castle 2169B Office Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8JN, England
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

Beautiful house, lovingly restored and kept by National Trust and its volunteers. The house looks like the residents just left. All small things on their places, give a great glimpse how aristocrats lived in Britain in 19-20 centuries. Grounds are beautiful, with views to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vezuka
Reviewed 24 November 2018

We were looking forward to viewing another castle, I wish it had been somewhere else. Noticeable was the lack of signs, directions and staff in the grounds. However the gift shop, tea room, nick-nacks and plant shop were fully staffed with staff outnumbering visitors 2...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

The house is very interesting with all its original furniture, books and photos. The castle is very picturesque surrounded by a moat that you can walk around.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julie D
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

We were lucky with the weather which helped, but what a lovely place for an afternoon. Beautiful ruins - mad example of Architectural vandalism, but the result is very scenic. And the obligatory National Trust tea rooms provided a very good cup of tea.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MarkA7561
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Just approx 7 miles form Royal Tunbridge Wells, England , This beautiful castle plus house is a lovely place to visit . Parked up and walked 5 mins to main entrance , Next to the restaurant , Had a cuppa & teacake ( Just over...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David K
Reviewed 14 November 2018

For reasonable condition moated castles Scotney is just gorgeous. The gardens most of the year round are stunning but Spring is the best time for colour. Such a beautiful place to walk around with the family.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bigverny
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Even in November scotney castle is worth a visit on a good day. Miles of countryside to wander through and a beautiful family home to visit. At some point in your visit it's worth finding the tearoom, we felt that the prices were reasonable and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

National Trust venues are always busy but this location has plenty of grounds so it doesn't feel too crowded. It's possible to visit the walled garden without paying to go into the main part of the grounds. We are members and there are so many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Annette M
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Just located outside Tunbridge Wells , Kent , England . Not only you get to see the castle but a house as well , £13-50 (Nov 2018 prices ) adult & £3 car parking (Nov 2018 prices ) for non members of the National trust...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David K
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Love this place, does not matter what age groups we go with, the weather, if there is an event in or not. Views stunning, garden changing the new playground is loved and the staff/volunteers always friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rachel C
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26 February 2019|
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Response from Julie D | Reviewed this property |
Hello - if you intend on visiting a few National Trust sites it is worth while becoming a member. Individual membership $69 per year, couple is $114 and family is $120 per year.
14 January 2019|
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Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
Yes , It`s free for National Trust Members ..
Katie P
26 July 2018|
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Response from Tina F | Reviewed this property |
No, it's too steep at the edges. The grounds are lovely for children to run about in though