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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.

Half term activities

How many of our 50 things to do before you are 11¾ can you complete in one day?  Pick up your scrapbook from Visitor Reception and get going.

There may be a small charge for some activities.

Father's Day

Dads are always welcome at Scotney Castle

Sunday 21 June

Dads are always welcome at Scotney and we're giving them free entry this Father's Day.  As an added incentive we'll be serving a tasty hog roast from local butchers, H W Coldbreath, in the tearoom courtyard.


Summer solstice

Scotney Castle sunset across moat

Sunday 21 June, 5 - 10pm

Come and celebrate the longest day with us.  Bring a picnic to enjoy while you watch the sun setting over the castle.

Entry after 5pm, £5

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.