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Offline busyglen

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Re: Sissinghurst Castle
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010, 15:21:04 »
I went there about 10+ years ago and took these photos of the house.  The gardens really are beautiful.

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Offline cliveh

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2010, 20:08:09 »
One of my favourite of Kent's many attractions. I made my annual pilgrimage here yesterday.   it was the home of Vita Sackville-West and her husband the politician Harold Nicholson. Both notorious bi-sexuals they still managed a happy family life. Their grandson, the author, Adam Nicolson, still lives here and came out to meet the postman as I entered the gardens

Queen Elizabeth the First visited here during her reign and it was also used as a POW camp for French prisoners in the late 18th C.

Not a "castle"in the traditional sense, it's most famous for it's beautiful gardens developed by Vita & Harold it's
 great value for the ?10.50 entrance fee and is of course free for NT Members.



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