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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.

Arthur's War

 © National Trust

From 9 October

Would you like to know more about the life of a soldier who served during the 1st World War?  Then why not visit our exhibition, Arthur's War.

In an inconspicuous black tin box,  undiscovered in our attics for nearly 100 years, we found a treasure trove of memorabilia. Amassed by Brigadier-General Arthur Hussey,  while serving as Commander Royal Artillery, 5th Division, his letters, diaries, photographs and battle plans form the basis of our exhibition telling the story of Arthur's War.

Pumpkin month

 © National Trust Images Arnhel de Serra

Partial to pumpkin?  If you visit  our tea room this October you'll find all sorts of pumpkin delights made using pumpkins grown in our walled garden.

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.