Scotney Castle, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
Record Id: 2924
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
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.
Address: Lamberhurst, TN3 8JN
Locality: Royal Tunbridge Wells
Kent; Tunbridge Wells; Lamberhurst
Historical County: Kent
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The site is one mile south-east of Lamberhurst (left off the A21).
Opening contact details:
The site is open between March and December, but not on a daily basis. Please see:
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
Site Size (Hectares): 7