By JuneFox

Scotney Castle

Today we visited Scotney Castle, a National Trust property in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. It was a lovely warm, sunny day, spent in an amazing location with the great company of Trevor KevilleGill Keville and Steve Oldfield

Scotney Castle is a medieval castle, surrounded by a moat and set in beautiful gardens. Records dating back to 1137 show the owner of the estate as Lambert de Scoteni.  The  castle was built between 1378-80 by Roger Ashburnham.

Edward Hussey bought the estate in 1778. His grandson, Edward III, commissioned Anthony Salvin to design the new house which was built in 1837 from sandstone quarried from the estate.

We ended the day with dinner and a refreshing pint of shandy at The Brown Trout pub in Lamberhurst! 

Extras of the castle, new house and wildlife.

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