For the Bloggers weekend I made up some kits for getting a variety of pages made......including making a double spread of this day out.....and was also lucky enough to have access to other bloggers' unwanted stash.
We weren't allowed to take photos indoors......but what was interesting inside was that the Hussey family had done a lot of modernising in the 1950s.....so there was a fascinating amalgamation of Victorian and 50s style......like the 50s TV sitting in a Victorian drawing room!Scotney Castle has the most wonderful gardens......and being set on a hill....you get all sorts of interesting views.
The original castle was actually a fortified house as it was designed with a tower in each corner to defend it......only one tower remains.....and it is possible that only one tower was ever built.
The second LO shows the 'new' house......the old 'castle'....and the ice house.
I'd never seen an ice house before [you learn something new everyday!]......and this was a very effective one......in the winter frozen ice from the moat would be put inside.....and the building was so well insulated that it would stay frozen until the following winter....allowing them to safely keep food cold throughout the year....pretty cool I think!!!
All in all a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting day out.