Another well maintained National Trust property. We travelled by steam train from Tenterden, quite a walk from the station but once past the ticket office we were able to take a golf buggy ride up to the castle. The driver was knowledgeable, took his time and pointed out a number of interesting bits of information for us. He explained how the castle was never besieged which was just as well as it would have been very easy to drain the impressive moat and gain access. It is not clear whether Dallingridge built it as a defence for the local area or as an impressive home. Either way it must have been impressive in it's day.
Had the usual National Trust lunch which is always reasonable and good quality. Even had inquisitive and cheeky ducks trying to share our lunch! If you take a picnic the grounds are magnificent with the nearby river and nice views.
The towers have difficult access but amazing views once you get up there. Never seen so many carp in one place!
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