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Suggestion for camping spot near Sissinghurst Castle?

Postby AdrianC » 26 Apr 2013, 16:22

What more to say, but the title?

Ta.
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Re: Suggestion for camping spot near Sissinghurst Castle?

Postby WestWey » 26 Apr 2013, 16:28

not sure about the immediate area but about twenty mins away is bodiam which has a campsite and it's own castle too...
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Re: Suggestion for camping spot near Sissinghurst Castle?

Postby AdrianC » 26 Apr 2013, 16:32

WestWey wrote:not sure about the immediate area but about twenty mins away is bodiam which has a campsite and it's own castle too...

Oooh, ta! We were thinking about seeing Bodiam while we're down that way.
http://www.parkfarmcamping.co.uk looks perfect.

We're trying to get to all the SE places we've been meaning to see for ages, before we move west!
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Re: Suggestion for camping spot near Sissinghurst Castle?

Postby WestWey » 26 Apr 2013, 16:42

sounds great! we love bodiam castle. the three chimneys pub near sissinghurst castle is worth a visit too :)
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Re: Suggestion for camping spot near Sissinghurst Castle?

Postby New Kentish Campers » 28 Apr 2013, 10:25

I've heard that this one is quite good too :http://www.cedargables.org/

Handy for both Castles and the Rye/Hastings coasts too. Battle is nice too, as is Tenterden, which also has its own Steam railway.

Plenty to see and do down here :ok
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Re: Suggestion for camping spot near Sissinghurst Castle?

Postby AdrianC » 29 Apr 2013, 19:39

New Kentish Campers wrote:Tenterden, which also has its own Steam railway.


The other end of which is right opposite Bodiam castle...

We're back, after heading down yesterday AM for a couple of days of hammering the National Trust card. Chartwell then Quebec House (just down the road in Westerham) then to the Bodiam campsite, a wander along the river to walk round the outside of the closed castle and a pint at the pub opposite. This morning, Smallhythe Place then Sissinghurst then into Scotney Castle with just about enough time to get round before it closed... Very pleasant indeed, with a healthy morning-starting wine tasting session at the Chapel Down vineyard whilst waiting for Smallhythe Place to open...

Parked outside Bodiam castle was a very clean German-plated red T3 with a hightop I've not seen before - window in the "step" like a Westy, but not as noticable a step, more like a smooth slope up. A really tidy lowered red Atlantic poptop waved, too, then a chat with a couple at Sissinghurst who used to have a T3 camper years ago.

Oh, and the campsite was perfectly decent. I think we were the only people there, but there were a LOT of caravans parked around...
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Re: Suggestion for camping spot near Sissinghurst Castle?

Postby lloydy » 30 Apr 2013, 21:26

we are off to that campsite this saturday, visiting the castle, then on the sunday bedgebury to do go ape
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Re: Suggestion for camping spot near Sissinghurst Castle?

Postby AdrianC » 30 Apr 2013, 21:28

lloydy wrote:we are off to that campsite this saturday, visiting the castle


Take some old newspaper & kindling - their £3.50 bags of logs are a bargain, and they're quite happy for you to build a fire...
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Re: Suggestion for camping spot near Sissinghurst Castle?

Postby WestWey » 01 May 2013, 21:16

Glad to hear you had a good trip! :)
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