Visit to Scotney Castle for the “fall of the leaf”.
Beautiful sunny/cloudy day at Scotney Castle Temp 8-9C .
Determined to take a few photos of autumn colours, we decided on Scotney Castle, because of the beautiful layout of the gardens and the picturesque “old” Scotney Castle surrounded by a moat, an amazing array of trees, and a palette of colours.
REDS of the Maple, the YELLOWS of the Hazel, and the ORANGES of the Beech create the most beautiful landscape of magical autumn colours. CLOSE or FAR there is so much to photograph and a superb visual delight, especially without the camera. Had loads of fun roaming the estate and the gardens and just filling the senses with the colours of the season.
We normally try not to visit National Trust or English Heritage places on weekends, because of how busy they get, but we decided to arrive early before they opened at 10am. We parked up in the car park at 9.30am, made good use of the facilities, had a home-brew cuppa tea out of the boot of the car, wandered around the estate a bit, and it wasn’t long before the doors of the Office had opened.
Amazed how many people had arrived in short time of 30 mins, and most of them armed with cameras! We were not the only ones come for the colours of autumn!
OK so I took so many photos, too many as usual, I had to choose which ones to use, it was a hard task, in the end, I just went with whatever. hahahaha! Just couldn’t get enough of the colours and all round view of the estate, absolutely fabulous! By midday we were getting hungry and the crowds were swarming in. Time to leave! But not without a few more photos on the way back to the car park. Which by now was “jam” packed, cars were everywhere, the car park was full to the brim, cars parked in the overflow grassed area, and also along the private road leading away from the estate. Cars were also queued at the entrance waiting to get in, they were monitoring the car numbers in and out of the estate, and it was only 12.30pm. What a busy, busy day at Scotney Castle.