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Scotney Castle

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Scotney Old Castle was originally built between 1378 & 1380.
Later Scotney New Castle was built between 1835 & 1843.
Both castles are still standing, though the old castle is now more of a ruin.
Both castles are set in different areas of the estate, with the newer one overlooking the old castle as it is perched on higher ground.
A long steep gradual bank leads to the old castle. The old castle was kept in its ruined state as a garden feature for the new castle.
The old castle has a moat around it and its setting is quite romantic with the reflections setting it off beautifully.
There are still many details of the ruin left but the east side was partly dismantled at the completion of the new castle.

The National Trust was left the estate in 1970 following the death of Christopher Hussey the last previous owner.
Some of the apartments in the castle were let out and the then, Prime Minister Margret Thatcher rented the Belfry Flat to escape Westminster for a weekend getaway.

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Old Castle & Ruin g13/31/938931/3/174652390.f506d85a.JPEG Reflections The Old Castle Ruin The Old Castle
g13/31/938931/3/174596217.f569a645.JPEG The Old Castle Ruin The Old Castle g13/31/938931/3/173767197.9f3aca3b.JPEG g13/31/938931/3/173752649.9911ca5c.JPEG
Stone Bench g13/31/938931/3/173729165.d1aaeb77.JPEG g13/31/938931/3/173723560.1609404d.JPEG Half Circle Bench g13/31/938931/3/173713564.e764adc5.JPEG
Sundial g13/31/938931/3/173666205.21ee611a.JPEG Fountain g13/31/938931/3/173620404.e00627f5.JPEG g13/31/938931/3/173578232.67f9acd5.JPEG
g13/31/938931/3/173548504.1cb6725d.JPEG g13/31/938931/3/173544960.f5cd059e.JPEG g13/31/938931/3/173519436.330b13c9.JPEG g13/31/938931/3/173517453.1d60d4ea.JPEG Bell Tower
Castle Entrance g13/31/938931/3/173489270.7ae762eb.JPEG The New Castle The Clock Tower g13/31/938931/3/173478644.5b1fb148.JPEG
The New Castle g13/31/938931/3/173469111.9c73b732.JPEG g13/31/938931/3/173467565.cb19f071.JPEG