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Romantic castle and garden at springtime.

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Sissinghurst Castle was the backdrop for a diverse history; from the astonishing time as a prison in the 1700s, to being a home to the women’s land army. It was also a family home to some fascinating people who lived here or came to stay. Today you can take in the ruined architecture of the extensive original buildings, vast panoramic views from the top of the Tower, the current working farm and the 450-acre wider estate along with Vita and Harold's gardens.

Vita Sackville-West, the poet and writer, began the transforming Sissinghurst Castle in the 1930s with her diplomat and author husband, Harold Nicolson. Harold's architectural planning of the garden rooms, and the colourful, abundant planting in the gardens by Vita, reflect the romance and intimacy of her poems and writings.

(www.nationaltrust.org.uk)

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  • Copyright: Agnes Horvath (miumiu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 719 W: 3 N: 532] (5733)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-04-29
  • Categories: Castles
  • Exposure: f/3.3, 1/550 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-05-22 1:27
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