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!
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?
We were given no compensation for the purpose of this post – we just love our National Trust membership!
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
Thank you! We’re already enjoying the perk of having one as its giving us so much choice in regards to days out. Will be keen to find out about other peoples experiences / days out.
Have you been up to the LAkes? there are so many properties and places to visit up there – we really love it – http://awanderingmemory.com/2015/06/27/clarity-the-lake-district-uk/
We haven’t (not yet, anyway!). We fully intend to make our way up the country, or at least make use of the membership when we go away on holiday.
you so should… get in touch with http://www.hollywoodguesthouse.co.uk/ they will look after you if you visit
Thank you! 🙂
Great photos! I’m jealous of the easy access you have to such rich history!
Thank you! We’re shamefully just getting to explore it now. Got a lot of catching up to do!
Not a NT place but St Brevils on the border between S.Wales and England is a great castle you can stay in cheaply because it’s a Youth Hostel! You can do archery there, horse riding and tours of the castle PLUS if you’re lucky you can have an evening meal in fancy dress of the era with someone telling you how life would have been in the castle