Scotney Castle is an English country house with formal gardens south-east of Lamberhurst in the valley of the River Bewl in Kent, England. The central feature is the ruins of a 14th century medieval moated castle, Scotney Old Castle, on its own island in the middle of a small dark lake, its moat.

The lake is surrounded by sloping, wooded gardens filled with rhododendrons, azaleas and kalmia in the spring, and wisteria and roses in the summer. There is also spectacular autumn colour at summer’s end. Today, castle belongs to the National Trust and is open to the public. These beautiful images were taken by @postcardsbyhannah

Places: Scotney Castle