Scotney Castle

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

Half term family fun

Wed 20 Feb 2019
10:00-17:00
Take part in our children's half term activities or start ticking off your 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 list.

Nature Photography at Scotney Castle - Kids

Wed 20 Feb 2019
10:30-13:00
We are excited to be working with Sharp Shots Photography Club, the UK's number 1 provider of photography workshops for the under 16's.

Orchard tree planting

Wed 20 Feb 2019
11:30-13:00
An opportunity for you to get involved with the orchard restoration project. The trees have been grafted and are awaiting planting out. Join the rangers for a small talk on the history of the orchard and be shown how to plant your tree.

Nature Photography at Scotney Castle - Teens

Wed 20 Feb 2019
14:00-16:30
We are excited to be working with Sharp Shots Photography Club, the UK's number 1 provider of photography workshops for the under 16's.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 06 Apr 2019
10:00-16:00
The Hussey children who lived at Scotney Castle in the late 19th century kept diaries about the fun that they had in the grounds. Re-live their adventures as you take part in our bird egg hunt in the garden. Find all of our birds’ nests, collect...
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Eating and shopping

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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.

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Get involved

A garden volunteer weeding in the quarry at Scotney Castle

Start your volunteering journey today 

Whether you wish to learn something new or share your existing skills and knowledge with others, we will support your journey and look at ways to enhance your volunteering experience.

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Groups

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Art and collections

Our collections

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