Scotney Castle

Important notice -

From Monday 5 June we are undergoing work in our car park, that will involve some changes to your arrival. We have plenty of parking available a 5 minute walk away from reception. If you need accessible parking please let the team know on arrival.

Country house, romantic garden, 14th century moated castle - all in a beautiful wooded estate

Scotney Castle

Things to see and do

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Walled garden Wednesday- Sweet peas

Wed 28 Jun 2017
We grow cordon-trained sweet peas for use in the house and keeping a regular supply of blooms requires weekly plant care. Join us to find out how we do it.

Walled garden Wednesday- Herb garden

Wed 12 Jul 2017
Our new herb garden is now up and running. Come and find out about our plants for dyeing, medicinal use, culinary use and tea making.

Big camp

Sat 22 Jul 2017
Join us for one night only of exclusive camping at Scotney Castle. There is no better way to spend a summer weekend, with activities for all the family, access to the house, garden and old castle all included in the price.

Summer walks

Sat 22 Jul 2017
This wildlife centered walk is perfect for all ages. Meadow butterflies, patrolling dragonflies, wild flowers, trees in full leaf as well as historic landscape features will be pointed out by our knowledgeable and enthusiastic estate guides.

Walled garden Wednesday- Summer apple pruning

Wed 26 Jul 2017
Summer pruning ensures good fruit production in the autumn. Please join us to see how we prune our espalier and free standing apple trees.

Walled garden Wednesday- Plum training and pruning

Wed 09 Aug 2017
Our fan plum trees are young and still being trained into shape against the walls. Come along and see how we go about pruning them.
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Eating and shopping

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Edwards Hussey III and his family on the Bastion at Scotney Castle

Discover our past 

Scotney Castle has a long and rich history dating from 1137 and holds some interesting stories about the last inhabitants of the castle, the Hussey family, as well as a former Prime Minister too.

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Our work

The inside of a trunk full of handwritten letters

Our latest project  

Find out how our collection is inspiring our writer in residence to write his first graphic fiction novel.

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