Guided Estate Walks

Join one of our estate guides on a tour around Scotney's woods and parklands to see seasonal flora and fauna and learn about the history of Scotney.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Learn about Scotney's 780 acres of historic parkland and woodland, with its veteran trees, grand vistas and native rare breed Sussex cattle. A site of special scientific interest, the estate is home to rare plant, animal and insect life.

Talks depart daily at 11:30am and 2.00pm

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Scotney Castle

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £14.00
Child N/A £7.00
Family N/A £35.00
Family 1 adult, 2 children N/A £21.00
Car parking (non-members) N/A £4.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.30
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.65

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

A child ticket is valid for anyone aged 5-17 years old. Under 5s are free.

A family ticket is valid for 2 adults and up to 2 children aged 5-17.

A reduced rate family ticket is available for 1 adult and up to 2 children aged 5-17. 

National Trust Members visit and park for free.

 

The basics

Booking details
No need to book.
Suitability
Yes, but be aware that the walks last 60-90 minutes and are not buggy accessible
Meeting point
Meet by the white Salvin gate near the main visitor entrance.
What to bring and wear
Sturdy footwear, particularly early and late on in the season.
Accessibility
Predominantly grass footpaths and uneven terrain. Parts of the route are not accessible for wheelchairs or buggies.
Other
These estate walks are led by our volunteer guides. They are scheduled to run twice a day, every day, but occasionally we do have to cancel a walk due to absence. This can sometimes be at short notice. If you are planning to visit especially for the guided estate walk we suggest you call before you set off on the day on 01892 893820. Dogs are welcome on a short lead.

Contact Info

Name
Scotney Castle
Email
scotneycastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01892 893 820

Upcoming events

Spirit of Scotney: 125 Exhibition

Sat 02 Jul 2022
11:00-16:00
Discover 125 objects, people and stories that capture the character and captivating history of Scotney Castle's house, garden and estate.

Guided Estate Walks

Sat 02 Jul 2022
11:30-13:00
Join one of our estate guides on a tour around Scotney's woods and parklands to see seasonal flora and fauna and learn about the history of Scotney.

Garden Tours - Roses

Tue 05 Jul 2022
11:00-11:45
Learn about Scotney's Picturesque garden as it changes through the seasons. From 14 June to 14 July the focus is on roses.

Walled Garden Wednesday - Summer pruning of apple and plum trees

Wed 06 Jul 2022
14:00-14:45
Learn how to summer prune your own apple and plum trees in July's Walled Garden Wednesday session.

Moth Morning

Sat 09 Jul 2022
07:00-09:30
Get up-close and personal with a wide variety of moth species as one of our rangers talks you through the regular moth surveying we do at Scotney and opens one of the moth traps to see what's inside.

Twelfth Night at Scotney Castle

Fri 22 Jul 2022
19:00-21:00
Part of the Scotney Summer Season of arts and music, Twelfth Night is very much a tale for our times, reflecting desire’s power to override conventions of class, religion and gender.