Scotney Castle

Important notice -

Friday 15 September- Due to a shortage of guides there will only be one hop tour at 11am today.

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

Scotney Castle

What's on 

Upcoming events

Hop garden tours

Tue 19 Sep 2017
14:00-16:00
The end of summer means the hop harvest. Hops are still grown,picked and dried in traditional ways on our estate. Walk with us to see the hop gardens, picking shed, drying oast and hoppers huts.Plus sample Scotney Ale brewed from hops grown on...

Betsy's Hallowe'en trail

Sat 21 Oct 2017
10:00-16:00
Betsy is our very own spooky black cat and she loves climbing trees. This Halowe'en she is helping her friend Winnie witch to find the ingredients for her potion hidden around the garden in the trees. On the way, learn more about our...

Autumn colour walk

Sat 21 Oct 2017
11:30-13:00
The red of the maple tree, the yellow of the hazel and the orange of the beech make autumn a magical time for many. Up close, or far way, our estate has lots to offer. Search for the widest, tallest, oldest and most colourful tree on the estate...

Inside the collection exhibition

Sat 04 Nov 2017
11:00-15:00
This winter as we celebrate ten years of the house being open to the public, join us as we discover and explore some of the many items that have been found in our varied and vast collection.

History of the weald walks

Sat 18 Nov 2017
11:30-13:00
Our estate is full of history. It has been worked for thousands of years. Charcoal, clay bricks, iron, hops and stone have all been made, grown or extracted from our Wealden landscape. Walk with our estate guides on a tour of the key features.

Woodland wonderland

Sat 02 Dec 2017
10:00-16:00
Enjoy our family trail, make decorations to take home and visit the tree at the castle to make your wish.
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Eating and shopping

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History

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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Get involved

A garden volunteer weeding in the quarry at Scotney Castle

Start your volunteering journey today 

Start your volunteering journey today… We have a variety of volunteering opportunities available here at Scotney Castle, from room guiding in the house to leading guided estate walks.

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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