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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.

Amazing azaleas

May to early June

This is a special time of the year for our garden when it becomes a riot of colour and scents as our azaleas and rhododendrons put on a spectacular show.  

Why not experience it for yourself?

50 things launch

Sat 23 - Mon 25 May

How many of the 50 things can you complete in one day?  Pick up your scrapbook from Visitor Reception and get going.

Some activities may incur a small charge.

Rhododendron walk

27 May, 11am

If you'd like to learn more about rhododendrons join a member of our garden team on this fascinating tour of the garden followed by tea and coffee in our tearoom.

£5 per person

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.