Scotney Castle

Important notice -

We’re re-opening the garden and estate at Scotney Castle. You will need to book your visit in advance. Check What’s On for the latest information and to book. You will be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

Romantic garden with view of 14th century moated castle and the Victorian country mansion and - all in a beautiful wooded estate

Scotney Castle

What's on 

Please book ahead before visiting

The garden and estate at Scotney Castle will reopen from Wednesday 3 June and you’ll need to book tickets before you visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Scotney Castle (3 June - 7 June)

Wed 03 Jun 2020
10:00-10:30
Pre-book your timed entry to visit Scotney Castle
Scotney Castle

History

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

The history of Scotney Castle 

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.

A River Landscape with Jacob and Laban and his Daughters, by Claude Lorrain, 1654

What is the picturesque?  

The picturesque is an aesthetic category developed in the eighteenth-century. It was associated with fashionable landscape gardening, however its cultural significance extended far beyond this.

Scotney Castle

Get involved

How would you like to get involved?

Scotney Castle

Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Scotney Castle on the National Trust Collections website