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Saltwood Castle

This Grade I listed building is infamously known as the meeting place of the four knights, who in 1170 murdered Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury. Built in the 11th century, added to over the years, it eventually fell into the hands of 'good old 'Enry VIII' in the 16th century.

A ruin by the 1800s, recent times saw it restored in the 20th century, finally becoming a private home owned by the politician, Alan Clark. His widow, Jane, still lives here and opens it to the public on certain days of the year. A little pricey as you can only walk the castle grounds and garden but worth seeing once. Saltwood Castle