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Brief description of site

Scotney Castle has gardens and woodland of 7 hectares set within a larger park and woodland of some 117 hectares. The gardens were laid out in the mid-19th century and again in the mid-20th century. They feature an ice house thatched in heather and a lake.

Brief history of site

The new house was built on a hill between 1837 and 1844. The old house was largely demolished and the ruin became (intentionally) an integral part of the picturesque view from the hill.

Location information:

Address: Lamberhurst, TN3 8JN

Locality: Royal Tunbridge Wells

Local Authorities:

Kent; Tunbridge Wells; Lamberhurst

Historical County: Kent

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 188 Grid Ref: TQ690354
Latitude: 51.093 Longitude: 0.41198


The site is one mile south-east of Lamberhurst (left off the A21).

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open between March and December, but not on a daily basis. Please see:

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: castle

Site first created: 1837 to 1844

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 7

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