National Trust’s Scotney Castle – in Kent’s River Bewl Valley – is a Victorian country mansion of impressive Tudor Revival architecture. Get your stay right with these hotels nearby, bookable now with Culture Trip.
Here at Scotney Castle, you can stroll the 770-acre (312ha) gardens of special scientific interest and enchanting woodland. Make sure you stop for coffee-accompanied cake in the tea room and let your children explore the Badger and Pepper play area. Best of all are the medieval moated castle ruins, majestic on their own island. You’ll love these nearby stays, from quirky pubs to a luxury golf hotel.