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a Castle in the town of Lamberhurst, in the county of Kent

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About Scotney Castle

What could be more romantic than to wander amongst the ruins of moated Scotney Castle, believed to have been begun in the latter half of the 14th-century, the castle is attributed to Roger Ashburnham. Rather than a castle, Scotney has the appearance of a well fortified house, useful at a time when tensions existed between the English and French.

The house has an interesting history. It has had a number of owners, amongst them Thomas Darrel who was a Catholic. He is possibly responsible for the number of Priest holes discovered from turbulent Tudor times. From 1591 to 1598 Scotney was the centre for activities of Jesuit priest, Father Richard Blount. In spite of several attempts to capture the priest, he always managed to evade the ensuing authorities.

In 1630 the east range was rebuilt in the style of Indigo Jones, and later when the castle came into the hands of the Hussey family in the 19th-century, the foundations of a new manor house were laid. This was completed by the middle of the century, since then the old castle has remained within Scotney gardens as a romantic relic of a long gone era.

It is a fabulous place to see, its faded stone walls reflected in reed fringed waters are reflective of an age of romance. The gardens feature old rambling roses as well as exotic plants and a circular herb garden is found near the bridge.

The village of Lamberhurst shows delightful old houses and just a short way away you can see the 13th-century remains of Baynham Abbey.

The site is open from Wednesday to Sunday during March to October

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