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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.

Shoot the longbow

Saturday  2 May 1pm

Would you like to learn how to shoot like the Archers of Agincourt?  Why not sign up for a 10 minute taster session or an hour of expert tuition and find out how? 

All tickets £18

Amazing azaleas

Azaleas are a spring feature of the garden at Scotney Castle

From May to early June our garden is a riot of colour and scents as our specimen azaleas and rhododendrons put on a spectacular show.  Why not come along and experience it for yourself?

Dawn chorus walk

Sunday 3 May 6am

Are you an early bird?  Then why not join our early morning estate walk marking International Dawn Chorus day. 

All tickets £8

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.