Category Archive: Kent

Jun 17

Sunshine and blooms at Scotney Castle

On our recent bank holiday National Trust bonanza (who knew there were so many National Trust properties in Kent?!) we squeezed in an extra trip to Scotney Castle. South-east of Lamberhurst in Kent, Scotney Castle is home to not just one but two houses, including the lovely moated castle itself and has some …

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Jun 14

Back in time with the Boleyns at Hever Castle (Kent)

Tudor House at Hever Castle, Kent

I have long hankered after a visit to Hever Castle in Kent. With an interest in the Tudor era and with ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ amongst my guilt-pleasure reads, I was curious to see for myself where Henry VIII ‘s second and ill-fated wife Anne Boleyn and her sister Mary grew up, as …

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Jun 06

The famous, fabulous flowers of Sissinghurst Castle (National Trust)

Plants to me are another girl’s shoes. A David Austin rose is my equivalent of a pair of Jimmy Choo’s (with a much more modest price tag I hope my other half appreciates) and I would much rather spend a day getting grubby in the garden than mooching around the shops! So when …

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