Scotney Castle, a beautiful spot in Kent
Last week we had the pleasure of a visit from some very good friends from the USA. It was an opportunity to explore some places in the South East of England that they hadn’t visited before.
One of these was Scotney Castle, today a National Trust property quite near to us in the heart of Kent.
It has a fine Victorian house which itself it well worth visiting as it was lived in by the former owner until 2006 and has all the furnishings and items as it was at that time, a time capsule of two hundred years worth of the family’s history.
However the other jewel of Scotney Castle is the ruined castle situated on a small island in the middle of the lake at the heart of the estate. In spring the walk to the Castle and the surrounding area is bursting with Azaleas and Rhododendron bushes of all colours and fine perennial plants and trees.
It is painter’s paradise and has been the subject of my watercolours before.
This visit revealed some new aspects to me and so this watercolour shows both the Castle by the lake and the Victorian House on the hill above.
The second painting from last year shows another aspect of the Castle in spring time.
If you are in Kent do visit Scotney, it is a truly beautiful place.
I hope you enjoy this short post.
Posted on June 21, 2016, in England, Kent in the UK, Landscape, Paintings from our travels, Shoot it sketch it, Watercolours and tagged England, Kent, Landscape, Paintings from our travels, watercolors, Watercolours. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
I looked this up online and indeed it looks like a beautiful place! I’ll put it on my travel list, which is right now very long! Both of your paintings are wonderful … I’m always taken to new places in your posts. Thank you and happy summer! : )
Many thanks Paige, I am glad to introduce a new place to you with my paintings especially as you have travelled so much.