A true English country house, Scotney Castle can be found in Kent, England nestled in the valley of the River Bewl. The home stands as a testament of the wealthy society that existed during the times of kings and queens in England.
Owned by the National Trust, this picturesque castle, or home, is open to the public today, and its history is just as breathtaking as the home itself.
When researching the castle, the earliest records of the estate’s ownership leads us to Lambert de Scoteni. The records going back to this time are sparse, but there was a Lambert by the same name that was a Baron. There are also birth records of a person with the same name being born in 1124.
If the birth records are true and the two people are one in the same, it’s plausible that the estate was handed down to Scoteni at a young age. One thing is for sure, the estate didn’t include the castle on the property.
The castle was constructed between 1378 and 1380, and the…