Scotney Castle

Romantic Picturesque garden with a 14th century moated castle and a Victorian country mansion - all in a beautiful wooded estate.

Scotney Castle

What's on 

The parkland in the winter sun

Winter walks at Scotney Castle  

The Scotney Castle garden and estate are the perfect place to stretch your legs this winter. With four way marked trails suitable for all abilities, there really is a walk to suit everyone.

Upcoming events

Blind Date with a Book

Wed 09 Feb 2022
10:00-16:00
Action thriller seeks steamy romance for relaxing evenings by the fire ...

Children's February half-term activities

Sat 12 Feb 2022
10:00-17:00
Complete a fun children's activity sheet around Scotney's garden, or start ticking off your 50 things list.

Capturing Winter - Photography Workshop for 7-11 year olds

Thu 17 Feb 2022
10:30-13:00
Join Sharp Shots Photo Club in February half term and learn how to capture nature at its best.

Capturing Winter - Photography Workshop for 12-16 year olds

Thu 17 Feb 2022
13:30-16:00
Join Sharp Shots Photo Club in February half term and learn how to capture nature at its best.

Guided Estate Walks in February

Sun 20 Feb 2022
11:30-13:00
Join one of our ranger guides on a tour around the estate to see seasonal flora and fauna and learn about the history of Scotney.
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Things to see and do

Things to see and do at Scotney Castle

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Eating

Scotney Castle warming lentil soup

Eating and drinking at Scotney Castle 

Our tea-room is open daily serving a range of hot and cold drinks, hot and cold food, cakes and snacks.

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Shopping

Visit the Scotney shop to pick up gifts and souvenirs

Shopping at Scotney Castle  

No visit is complete without a browse of the shop at Scotney Castle. Take some time to browse the sale, pick up a souvenir of your visit, a gift for someone special or something for your home or garden.

Browse the shelves in the bookshop

Browse the shelves in Betsy's Second-hand Bookshop at Scotney Castle 

Betsy's Second-hand Bookshop is a great spot to pick up a bargain and help support our conservation work. Step away from the garden and browse the shelves, enjoying the view out over the estate.

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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.

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