After staying the night in a lovely B&B (seriously, I had the best breakfast! - thanks Rose Cottage Mark Cross), I started off early in the morning to Scotney Castle. I've been wanting to go here for so long, and it definitely didn't disappoint! Beautiful
The 'new' castle
The old castle was partly broken up after the new castle was built, and remains a lovely crumbling garden feature.
Lovely wildflower - snake's head fritillary
The NT were fundraising to fix these walls, which were ruined from leaking. But I quite like the peeling paint as a reminder of past grandeur.