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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.

Pumpkin trail

26 Oct- 1 Nov 

Use your map to find our scary movie themed pumpkins, when you find them can you work out which movie inspired them? Find them all and claim your prize. £2 per trail


Autumn colour walks

The boat house at Scotney Castle

10- 16 Oct  11:30 & 2pm

Up close, or far away, our estate has lots to offer for autumn. Search for the widest, tallest, oldest and most colourful tree on the estate on this fun and interactive walk.

Lecture lunches

23- 25 Nov 11am 

Join us for a fascinating talk followed by a delicious two course lunch in our tearoom. £22.50 per person, including tea or coffee on arrival and lunch. 

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.