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Gravesend, United Kingdom
January 5, 2011
From journal Englands Treasure Houses
ashbourne, United Kingdom
September 21, 2009
by Joy S
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
January 6, 2009
From journal 4 Days in Kent
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
April 12, 2008
Mom and Me in London,
London and Italy on Tour 1996
August 18, 2006
The inside of the castle was delightful as well. As you stroll through the many rooms, you can check out the furniture and accessories of the old inhabitants. Today this castle is used for political meetings, but much of the grandeur of the castle has still been preserved. Out back, you can stroll through the beautiful garden maze, then make your way to the little zoo, and after that walk over and check out the local shops.
All in all, it is an excellent place to visit. It is a wonderful and peaceful place to visit that offers much for its visitors.
From journal A Visit To The Beautiful, Historical City Of Kent
Riverview, New Brunswick
August 9, 2003
Leaving the parking lot, you will follow a long path that provides beautiful views of the palace as you approach. On the way you will be entertained by flocks of ducks, geese and peacocks. Inside,you will begin your tour in the Norman cellars, pass through the Henry VIII banqueting hall (he was once an owner) and move on to the lovely rooms occupied by Lady Baillie and decorated in the style of the 1920's and 30's. That would be enough, but there is more. There is (of all things) a dog collar collection in the gate tower. It is interesting. There is a large aviary containing over 100 species of rare birds, the purpose of which is conservation and education. There is also a maze and grotto, extensive gardens as well as restaurants and shopping. It is possible to spend a fair amount of time here . . . I would advise continuing on after you have seen the house, you can make up your mind how much of the rest you want to see as you go. You will need at least an hour and a half.
From journal Travels in Sussex and Kent
December 1, 2000
Entering the castle area, you first pass the fortified mill which is in ruins. The castle itself is entered from the wine cellar. Lady Baillie conducted extensive decoration of the interior using the French Regency style in the early 20th century. This seemed out of keeping with the raw medieval charm that is expected after viewing the property from the exterior.
The castle is used to host significant conferences as well as to provide a home for the surviving daughter of Lady Baillie.
Allow just over an hour driving time from Rye.
From journal Rye England, Medieval Hub for Exploring Kent
London, United Kingdom
July 29, 2000
From journal Kent, the "Garden of England"