Carols at the castle

Join us to sing carols around the Christmas tree, take the opportunity to shop for gifts or enjoy a mince pie in the tearoom.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join us to sing carols around the Christmas tree, take the opportunity to shop for gifts or enjoy a mince pie in the tearoom.


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


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.20 £6.50
Family £35.80 £32.50
Group Adult N/A £11.30
Car parking
Gift Aid Standard
Cars N/A £3.00

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Carols will be sung at the front of the mansion. Please gather 15 minutes before the start time.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 December 2017 14:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Scotney Castle
Call 01892 893 868

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