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Ideas for day trips from London - not the usual - especially castles?

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Next summer (end of June 2014) I have the opportunity to spend 2 or 3 days (3 or 4 nights) in London between other destinations. I've been to London many times and done quite a few day trips (Oxford, Cambridge, Bath, Stonehenge, Warwick, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Windsor, Greenwich, Kew, Brighton, Sissinghurst, Arundle, Leeds Castle, Canterbury) so I'd like to do something different. Definitely considering Hampton Court but I'd also like one other day trip.

I especially like castles and gardens (actual castles more than manor houses) and it needs to be by public transportation. Don't mind walking a mile or so though from a train station.

Bodiam Castle looks great but hard to get to. Could you do that and Rye on the same day? How would that work?

Hever Castle looks great too but gets some pretty mixed reviews - especially the bit about the walk from the train station (have alternately read 'pleasant walk through English countryside' and 'terrible walk along busy road and through muddy fields'.)

Arundle Castle also looks good but finding very little on line (other than it's own website) and wondering why that is given it looks as good as those other two.

Also any ideas of different things to do in London itself? Just read Jamikins post on the graffiti and would check that out. Other things like that?

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