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Notice: We are currently completing external decorations on the mansion and old castle. Therefore there is currently scaffolding in these areas to enable this work to take place.

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.

Protecting our colour

A selection of the wallpaper that can be found at Scotney Castle  © Glyn Roche

6 - 30 September

Using one of our sample books to guide you, see just how damaging light can be to the colour of fabric and furnishings and find out how we try to deal with this problem.

Wedding Fair

Scotney Castle provides the perfect backdrop for your special day 

27 - 28 September

Brides, why not join us for a weekend of wedding inspiration and live entertainment at our vintage and unique wedding fair.  

Arthur's War

 © National Trust

From 9 October

From 1914 - 19, while serving as Commander, Royal Artillery of the 5th Division, Brigadier General Arthur Hussey kept a diary of his experiences. Using his diaries and other personal  items, we have put together our exhibition Arthur's War.

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.