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Sutton Valence Castle
TQ 816-491 Kent England

Sutton Valence Castle Sutton Valence Castle is a Norman stone keep and bailey fortress, founded by Baldwin de Béthune, count of Albermarle. Standing against an escarpment, are the broken ragstone walls of a small 12th century two storey keep, with a square forebuilding. The castle was abandoned in the 14th century and now there are only glimpses of the bailey curtain wall, tracking the ridge. 4 miles north-east is Leeds Castle.

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Sutton Valence Castle is located in the village centre, off Rectory Lane. 7 miles south-east of Maidstone, on the A229-A274.

The site is owned by English Heritage and is freely accessible in daylight hours.

Car parking is by the side of the road.

Click here for castle pictures Sutton Valence Castle Picture 1Sutton Valence Castle Picture 2Sutton Valence Castle Picture 3 and a castle map of the area Castle Map of the Area

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