Stopped off on the way to West Malling, Not much to see and parking wasn't really available unless you park in the country park (small charge)
Not much is known about this tower or even what it's main use was for but still it's history and that I love. Yes its small and yes you need to phone on a weekday morning to view inside but guess what it's an old tower so even if you go inside it will be just a shell of the... 更多
If you're nearby, stop for a look. You'll need to park a short walk away at the Manor Park Country Park car lot. However, if it's not a weekday morning, you'll be unable to gain access to the interior - access is done by calling the local council office weekday mornings only.
We visited the country park and came across the tower. Was a little disappointed not to be able to see inside the tower. Have to contact the local council for morning views. The tower was interesting to look at all the same as it is part of our English Heritage. Just would have been upset if I had driven for... 更多
No parking near the tower so park in the country park car park and walk back down the drive. Half way down on the left you will see a wicket gate. Please shut the gate. Walk past a few cottages on your left .and you will see the Tower. Cross the road carefully,, its a bit of a rat run.... 更多
WE walked from Ditton to west malling through Manor park . this is close by. not much to look at really. dont bother if you have to travel
An old Norman keep built by bishop Gundulf in approx 1080. Its situated by manor country park and is free to visit.Its unusual in that its free standing and not near any fortifications.
Once you get the key to get in this is a wonderfully atmospheric place. Built in 1066 it has so much history surrounding it you can almost feel it coming off the thick walls.
Having written a guide to West Malling some time ago, I was interested to visit again. As before, the tower is just a pile with a board outside and you can't investigate or go inside it. Built by Bishop Gundulph (or possibly Odo, brother of William the conqueror) it may have been part of a castle or a beacon and... 更多