The night before Christmas

Step back in time this winter and immerse yourself in an Edwardian Christmas as the Hussey family would have enjoyed.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

It's Christmas Eve in the early 1900s and the annual Scotney ball has just finished in the hall. Family and friends have taken their carriages for the evening and as the music continues to play, Christmas trees glisten in the evening light and presents lay unopened underneath, ready for the morning. The fires remain aglow as staff busily get tableware ready for Christmas dinner, and the family settle down for the night in preparation for more celebrations tomorrow.

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 £12.00
Child N/A £6.00
Family N/A £30.00
Car parking
Gift Aid Standard
Per car N/A £4.00

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 5's are free.

A family ticket is valid for 2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-17 years old.

Members visit and park for free.

Please note from Monday 2 August the Old Castle island will be closed and scafolding will be in place on the castle while we carry out external decorations and conservation work to this special building. 

The basics

Accessibility
Wheelchair access is available via a lift in the house courtyard. Please ask a member of staff for access details.

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Autumn photography workshop

Wed 13 Oct 2021
14:30-18:00
Calling all budding photographers! This outdoor photography workshop, led by Roger Bloxham, is a perfect opportunity to learn how to capture the beautiful autumn colour in Scotney's garden.

The night before Christmas

Sat 27 Nov 2021
11:00-15:30
Step back in time this winter and immerse yourself in an Edwardian Christmas as the Hussey family would have enjoyed.

Christmas lunches in the Coach House Tea-room

Mon 29 Nov 2021
12:00-15:00
Join us for a 3 course Christmas lunch in our tea-room. We'll also have Christmas treats in the tea-room, including mince pies and mulled wine!

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Scotney Castle

Sat 04 Dec 2021
10:00-16:00
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Scotney Castle on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.