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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.

Easter fun

3 - 6 April

Calling all Eggsplorers. Why not visit us this Easter and take part in our Cadbury Easter Egg Trail.  Find all the eggs hidden in the garden, gather all the clues and your reward for successfully completing the trail will be a delicious Cadbury Egghead.

£2.50 per trail, normal admission fees apply

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

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.