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

White narcissus in grass

Things to enjoy at Scotney this season

There are still bluebells to enjoy at Scotney and the first lily-of-the-valley are starting to bloom. The azaleas are currently a riot of colour, complemented by our early rhododendrons in slightly more delicate hues. The quarry garden is looking gorgeous at the moment and, for those on 'rhodi watch', the main lawn should be out in the next week to ten days. Full details of all our activities and our opening times are on the Scotney What's On page. Do remember to book your parking to guarantee entry.

Mary Rosamond Anstruther, Mrs Edward Windsor Hussey (1877-1958) by Sir James Jebusa Shannon RA
Scotney Castle

Things to see and do

Things to see and do at Scotney Castle

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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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Visit the Scotney shop for gift inspiration and souvenirs

Shopping at Scotney Castle  

No visit is complete without a browse around the shop at Scotney Castle. Select something special for your home or garden, find the perfect gift for a loved one, or simply pick up a souvenir to remind yourself of your visit.

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, browse the shelves, and enjoy the view out over the estate.

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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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