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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.

Arthur's War

To 22 March

Would you like to know more about the life of a soldier who served during the 1st World War? Why not visit our exhibition, Arthur's War, based on the diaries and other memorabilia of Brigadier-General Arthur Hussey.

Go fly a kite

14-22 February

Kids, why not join us for some half-term fun and have a go at making your own kite. We'll supply you with instructions and all the materials you'll need.

£2 per kite

Mums go free

Sunday 15 March

Why not celebrate Mothers Day with us? We're giving all mums free entry to the house and garden for the day and you can round off things with a visit to our shop or tea room, or both?

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.