Lamberhurst, Kent, England

Scotney Castle

Scotney Castle

Scotney Castle is an English country house with formal gardens that belongs to the National Trust. Roger Ashburnham is built the castle between 1378–80.


The castle is reputedly haunted by the ghost of a "bedraggled figure" staggering out of the moat. The apparition then knocks silently at the castle door, before fading away. Some believe that this is the revenant of an excise officer murdered by Arthur Darrell, the owner of Scotney Castle in the 1700's, when his smuggling endeavors were discovered.


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For further information, please read Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones and Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.


Visitor Information

Lamberhurst is a village in Kent, England.

The village lies in the valley of the River Teise, one of the main tributaries of the River Medway.

Pictured left is Scotney Castle courtesy of Lieven Smits. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.