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“Hmmmm” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Scotney Castle Garden

Scotney Castle Garden
B2169, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8JN, England
01892 893820
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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“Hmmmm”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Scotney Castle under Tunbridge Wells attractions? Not in Tunbridge Wells, at least 25 mins away by car & no public transport to get there. Perhaps should be under Lamberhurst or Wadhurst?

Visited January 2012
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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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“A fascinating piece of Kent History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The National Trust property of Scotney Castle, with it's intriguing history, and more recent connections with Margaret Thatcher, is well worth a visit.
The Gardens are maintained to a very high standard, and are particularly attractive in the Spring, Summer and Autumn.
The intriguing castle remains, associated moat, wildlife and ice house are fascinating for children, who have their own art room and access to delicious ice creams!
There are very informative tours of the main house, a more than adequate cafe, and convenient areas for picnics.
Scotney is perfectly situated for local country walks, and is a place that you will never forget.
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Visited November 2012
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Polegate, United Kingdom
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“Magic Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

If you`ve never been you are really missing something extraordinary. Small moated castle, something of interest in the garden thru the seasons, especially Spring and early Summer, entry into the house, and now they`ve even got a tearoom. Well worth a visit.

Visited May 2012
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“Great Castle, beautiful gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

I visited Scotney Castle with my husband, we had a lovely day and enjoyed delicious home cooked food in the restaurant. The car park does get full quite quickly as well as the tour so its best to arrive early. The grounds were interesting and you can head out on either of the two walks. The gardens are both beautiful and interesting with lots of photograph opportunities along the way.

All in all a great place to visit!

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“Excellent for overseas visitors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Our overseas visitors were enchanted by the buildings and the gardens. A steep climb in parts so not suitable for everyone.

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