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Country house, romantic garden, 14th century moated castle - all in a beautiful wooded estate

Relax in our picturesque garden with the glorious backdrop of our fairytale castle. Venture into the wonderful woodland and parkland with over 770 acres to explore.  Discover the delights of our Victorian country mansion with its secrets and stories; you might meet our much loved cat in residence 'Puss Puss'.

Enjoy a delicious meal in our tea-room or bring your own food along to eat in our newly created woodland picnic area. Your day would not be complete without a visit to our shop, where you will find tasty local produce including our very own Scotney bitter and yummy honey made from our busy bees.

The estate is open all year, offering a variety of walks through our beautiful parkland, woodland and Hop farm.

Summer picnic theatre

It’s all aboard the Jolly Roger this summer at Scotney Castle

It’s all aboard the Jolly Roger this summer at Scotney Castle

Why not join us this August for one of our picnic theatre productions? There's something for everyone.

On Friday 22 August, Pantaloons Theatre Company will be presenting their historically hysterical 'History of Britain'.  On Thursday 28 August, it's all aboard the Jolly Roger for Heartbreak Productions' adaptation of 'Peter Pan'.  And, on Friday 29 August, be enchanted by Quantum Theatre's production of Shakespeare's magical play 'The Tempest'.

To book tickets or to find out more about our summer events, click on the link below.

Late night opening

Scotney Castle sunset across moat

Fridays in July

On Fridays in July we're staying open until 8pm. Why not tour the house with one of our guides or bring a picnic and enjoy an evening in the garden?

Entrance after 5pm - £5.00

Celebrate with us

Couples can privately hire the castle for wedding ceremonies. We specialise in small weddings with an ideal guest number of 45-60.


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We love volunteers

Looking to try something new?

Volunteering with us at Scotney Castle is a great way to meet new people, learn valuable new skills and have fun.