Dover Castle in the distance.
Sevenoaks, Kent, England. Built as a palace in a Medieval deer-park, Knole was owned by the Archbishops of Canterbury, in the Tudor dynasty until King Henry V111 took over in 1538 from Thomas Cranmer. King Henry V111 spent a lot of money on Knole but never lived there. It was 1566 when Queen Elizabeth 1st gave Knole to her cousin Thomas Sackville who was a descendant to the Earl and Duke of Dorset. The Sackvilles still live there today. But with the upkeep of the House the Sackvilles handed the house over to the National Trust in 1946, however the contents of the house and the park remain the property of the Sackville family.
Deep inside the Kent country side a sense of magic surrounds this romantic medieval mote manor house, spanning Centuries of history, from Medieval Knights, The Tudor Courtiers, The Victorians if only walls could talk what a story they could tell. The house and grounds are run by the National Trust.
Taken at Sissinghurst Castle a ruin Elizabethan manor house seated in the beautiful Weald of Kent. Once a prison for captured French seamen during the Seven years war. Then in 1930s gained international fame when Vita Sackville- West and Harold Nicolson created a garden here. Now run by the National Trust.
Side view of Leeds Castle, taken across the moat, and a lady is being punted around the moat in a shallow boat.
The ruins of the romantic 14th-Century moated Scotney Castle in Kent, set in wonderful garden. May to June beautiful displays of rhododendron and azaleas, also in Autumn a brilliant display of colours from the trees and shrubs. Now run by the National trust.
Taken at the Big Cats, WHF,Smarden in Kent, what a beauitful animal.
Hever Castle is located in the village of Hever Kent, 30 miles south east of London. The castle began as a country house built in 13th century. From 1462- 1539 it was seat of the Boleyn family. The childhood home to Anne Boleyn the second Queen consort of King Henry V111 of England