🎩 Castle Scotney & Ightham Mote
Country house, romantic garden, 14th century moated castle – all in a beautiful wooded estate!
Relax in picturesque garden with the glorious backdrop of fairytale Scotney Castle.
Venture into the wonderful woodland and parkland with over 770 acres to explore. Discover the delights of Victorian country mansion with its secrets and stories.
Enjoy a delicious meal in tea-room or bring your own food along to eat in newly created woodland picnic area. Your day would not be complete without a visit to the shop, where you will find tasty local produce including our very own Scotney
bitter and yummy honey made from busy bees.
The estate is open all year, offering a variety of walks through our beautiful parkland, woodland and Hop farm.
(pronounced “item moat”) is a medieval moated manor house close to the village of Ightham, near Sevenoaks in Kent. The house is a Grade I listed building, and parts of it are a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Originally dating to around 1320, the building’s importance lies in the fact that successive owners effected relatively few changes to the main structure, after the completion of the quadrangle with a new chapel in the 16th century.
Nikolaus Pevsner called it “the most complete small medieval manor house in the country”, and it remains an example that shows how such houses would have looked in the Middle Ages. Unlike most courtyard houses of its type, which have had a range demolished, so that the house looks outward.
This tour, as well as any other Evebus Tours, can be arranged for private groups. Please contact us on email@example.com with email subject “Private tours”.