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Photo: John Miller

40. Thurnham Castle

Easily accessible through White Horse Wood Country Park, discover the ruins of Thurnham Castle just 3 miles north-east of Maidstone.

The ruins of Thurnham castle date back to the 12th century, the fortress belonged to the de Say family, then the de Thurnhams. Stephen and Robert de Thurnham crusaded with Richard the Lionheart however they never returned. The castle was then left to decay.

 Walking routes nearby

Further information

Thurnham Castle can be found at White Horse Country Park

Thurnham Castle
White Horse Wood Country Park
Detling Hill
Kent
ME14 3JE