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Scotney Castle Garden

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Lovely place

What’s more to say, lovely place to walk, lovely gardens, and a great tea rooms. Also on a plus you... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Visiting this house, castle and gardens was no folly.

The 'new' house is open to the public on a timed ticket system but we were able to go straight in... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Sandie A
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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 21 September 2018 via mobile

What’s more to say, lovely place to walk, lovely gardens, and a great tea rooms. Also on a plus you can take the dog as well. All in all. Lovely..

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MattBwood
Reviewed 21 September 2018

The 'new' house is open to the public on a timed ticket system but we were able to go straight in on arrival. An interesting portrayal of a Victorian living and worth taking the time to see it. However Scotney Castle down in the valley...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandie A
Reviewed 19 September 2018

This was a lovely day out. The whole estate was gorgeous with the Castle folly and the surrounding gardens. It was like stepping back in time. I would thoroughly recommend it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nomad812770
Reviewed 19 September 2018

A bit of a surprise. We expected the castle ruins made famous in the paintings of John Piper and we found a castellated, Victorian-gothick, mansion as well. The family home of Christopher and Betty comes over through their personal possessions and the items that their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kishere t
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Such a picturesque Castle and gardens. Can't help but take loads of photos. The new House, only 1840s, is worth visiting on a timed ticket but the real beauty lies in the Old Castle ruins, the moat and surrounding gardens.The tea rooms are good, as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Trevor H
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

A great country house with lots to see. The children need not feel constrained in the grounds or the old castle. A very interesting visit with a lot to see. Thw guides are very informative.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mike m
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I've never enjoyed a National Property so much. A lot of careful,hard work must go on here maintaining it.The weather was perfect but nevertheless,well done!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mathtimms
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I was intrigued by the folly and how it blended (or not) with the nearby ruins of a medieval castle. My wife was there for lunch and the gardens. Both of our aspects were satisfied and the dog loved the walks

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Watchman077
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Had a lovely day out with family here. There was a mixed bunch aged between 3-70 and I think there is plenty to keep everyone interested. The house is beautiful and has some great bits in there. The gardens are stunning and so vast. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Keeksdeeks
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Picked a Lovely day to visit, weather was a bit to warm, so to warm to keep walking about or sit for a picnic. But had a lovely time. Some very big carp in the mote. Will make a return visit when the weather is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sarah M
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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 ..
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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