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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.

Which way next?

7 - 19 April

Kids, do you know how to use a compass?  Then why not try our 50 things compass challenge and test your skill by navigating your way round the estate.

£2 per trail

Magnolia magic

Magnolia Leonard Messel is a spring highlight at Scotney Castle


One of the first signs of spring in the garden is when our magnificent Magnolia Leonard Messel bursts into bloom. Why not come and see what other garden delights we have to offer?

Spring walk

11 - 17 April

Bluebells, wood anemones, orange tip butterflies and lambs.  Join our estate guides as they walk the estate seeking out these and other signs that spring has truely arrived.


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.