From this humble homestead we were able to take in all that Rye, Dungeness, and Hastings had to offer. Obvious attractions in these parts include the gardens at Sissinghurst, and the castles of Pevensey and Bodiam. (No sign of Adam Hart Davis!)
Less well known but equally enjoyable were the landscaped grounds of Scotney Castle Gardens and Estate. Bedgebury Pinetum was ideal for a picnic stop with its’ Leylandii cathedral and huge diversity of coniferous trees.
Leeds Castle was truly impressive with a nice approach to photography (i.e. film what you want inside and out – unlike Hever Castle). The Falconry display, Maze and Aviary all made it a great day out with a nice finale by one of the resident peacocks!