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  1. The Revitalise Spa at the Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, Wych Cross, East Sussex

    Revitalise Spa at the Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club


    Spa and Relaxation

    A frequent winner of Sussex Spa awards and other regional accolades, the Revitalise Spa offers...

  2. Bewl Water, near Lamberhurst, Kent

    Bewl Water


    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    A gem of blue set within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bewl Water country park...

  3. Kentish Lady Hire Cruisers, Maidstone, Kent

    Kentish Lady River Cruises


    Boat Trip

    The Kentish Lady offers a unique experience of the River Medway from 1 hour trips at weekends and...

  4. Cycling at Bedgebury Forest, Goudhurst

    Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest


    Cycle Route

    Over 12km of single-track mountain biking, cycle hire, purchase and repair. Adapted cycles for hire...

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Kent & East Sussex Railway (K&ESR)

Kent & East Sussex Railway (K&ESR)

Enjoy 21 miles of nostalgia on England’s finest rural light railway. Beautifully restored coaches and locomotives dating from Victorian times enable...

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Scotney Castle

Historic House / Palace


Tel: 01892 893820

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Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Kent - copyright National Trust Images/John Miller

Scotney Castle is quite simply one of the most stunning, picturesque gardens in England, with two celebrated former homes on one site. You can enjoy newly opened rooms in the Victorian mansion or simply explore the stunning ruins of the 14th century moated castle, which is the magnificent focal point of this truly romantic garden. Spectacular displays of rhododendrons, azaleas and kalmia can be seen in May and June with trees and shrubs providing brilliant autumnal colour. The estate is open all year offering a variety of wonderful walks through beautiful parkland, woodland and farmland.


One of the Seven Wonders of the Weald.


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Opening Times

2014 - House, Garden, Old Castle, Shop & Tea Room - main season (15/02/2014 - 02/11/2014)
Bank Holiday10:0017:00
2014 - House, Garden, Old Castle, Shop & Tea Room - winter (03/11/2014 - 31/12/2014)
Bank Holiday10:0015:00

* Estate walks all year. House opens at 11:00. House and Garden last admission one hour before closing. All visitors require timed ticket to visit House (places limited, early sell-outs possible). Property may close during adverse weather. Closed 24 and 25 December.

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  1. Finchcocks Musical Museum, near Goudhurst


    Come and enjoy music (you can play yourself too) at Finchcocks Musical Museum, home to over 100...

    1.05 miles away
  2. Bewl Water, Lamberhurst, Kent

    Bewl Water

    A gem of blue set within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bewl Water country park...

    1.1 miles away
  3. Bedgebury Park, Goudhurst, Kent

    Bedgebury Park Equestrian Centre

    Bedgebury Park equestrian centre, livery and competition yard is set in 125 acres of rolling...

    2.02 miles away
  4. Go Ape! Bedgebury, Goudhurst, Kent

    Go Ape! Bedgebury

    The UK's number one tree top adventure. Head to Bedgebury Pinetum for two to three hours in the...

    2.11 miles away
  1. Cycling at Bedgebury

    Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

    Bedgebury is the perfect place for healthy outdoor exercise. The National Pinetum offers...

    2.25 miles away
  2. St Mary's Church, Goudhurst, Kent

    St Mary's Church Goudhurst

    Set on a hilltop with amazing views from its 17th century tower. St. Mary's contains a superb...

    2.72 miles away
  3. Marle Place Gardens & Gallery, Brenchley, Kent

    Marle Place Gardens & Gallery

    Marle Place is a privately owned, mature, award-winning garden; with ten acres of formal planting...

    2.78 miles away
  4. Bayham Old Abbey, Lamberhurst, Kent

    Bayham Old Abbey

    Set in beautiful, peaceful grounds, these impressive ruins include much of the 13th to 15th-century...

    2.83 miles away
  5. Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, East Sussex

    Pashley Manor Gardens

    'One of the finest gardens in England', Pashley offers a sumptuous blend of romantic landscaping,...

    4.1 miles away
  6. King John's Nursery, Etchingham, east Sussex

    King John´s Nursery & Garden

    A romantic 8 acre garden surrounding a fine Grade II listed Jacobean manor house. The grounds boast...

    4.89 miles away
  7. Mascalls Gallery, Paddock Wood

    Mascalls Gallery

    Mascalls Gallery hosts a changing programme of exhibtions from international artists such as Henry...

    5.31 miles away
  8. Merriments, Hurst Green, East Sussex


    Four acres of densely planted borders where the plants grown in the nursery can be seen in a garden...

    5.46 miles away
  9. Cranbrook Museum

    Cranbrook Museum

    Fascinating displays of Cranbrook's local and natural history.

    5.55 miles away
  10. Cranbrook Union Mill, Kent

    Cranbrook Union Mill

    Built in 1814 and standing at the highest point overlooking the town of Cranbrook, the Union Mill...

    5.88 miles away
  11. Hush Heath Estate, Staplehurst, Kent

    Hush Heath Estate

    Stroll through the Estate's beautiful vineyards, apple orchards and woodlands. Tastings of the...

    5.96 miles away
  12. Dunorlan Park, Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Dunorlan Park

    Recently restored to its former Victorian glory. Boating lake and cafe.

    6.13 miles away
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