Days Out – Scotney Castle

Whilst we were in Tunbridge Wells for T’s Photoshoot, we decided to make the most out of our National Trust membership and visit a local attraction.

Shamefully, we don’t know much about our country’s history apart from the well known periods of time; which is one of the reasons we took the membership out, not to mention being able to visit new beauty hotspots.
So when we saw that Scotney Castle was just down the road we decided to go there.

Scotney Castle is a stunning period property that only got taken over by the NT in the 1950’s. A small, albeit ruined, castle is also situated within the 700+ acres and is surrounded by a stunning lake and moat.

During our visit we walked around the house, the green spaces around the property, and then the castle. I decided to wear T although apart from the house, it was extremely buggy friendly if I hadn’t worn him.  Despite not visiting the property before, it was easy to see that it’s seen best within the autumnal colours – it’s a photographers paradise!

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Before leaving, we squeezed in a visit to the cafe (something we need to try and avoid if we’re going to be visiting NT sites weekly!) and the gift shop.

Off to a good start already with our National Trust membership, we hope to visit a NT site every weekend, if not every fortnight, to encourage us to go out and visit somewhere new.

Have you got a NT membership? Where have you been recently? Where do you recommend?

K

We were given no compensation for the purpose of this post – we just love our National Trust membership!

9 thoughts on “Days Out – Scotney Castle

  1. A Wandering Memory says:

    Love a good National Trust property – they can be so beautiful… We recently went back to Woburn which isnt National Trust but reminded me of there beauty… Nice post

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