Scotney Castle

Important notice -

21 January- We are carrying out some conservation work in the old castle and therefore it will be closed for the duration of the works and will reopen on 10 February.

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

Scotney Castle

Things to see and do

Scotney Castle

What's on 

Upcoming events

Inside the collection exhibition

Mon 22 Jan 2018
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.

Family art trail

Sat 10 Feb 2018
10:00-16:00
The Hussey family were keen artists as were many of their friends. Follow your trail and match up the paintings with the view in front of you. At each correct location collect your clue, find them all to collect your prize.

Family hedge planting walk

Sat 10 Feb 2018
11:30-12:30
Help wildlife and plant a tree on the historic Scotney estate. Open to all the family. Sturdy footwear recommended on this walk that will last an hour.

Photography course for kids (7-11)

Wed 14 Feb 2018
10:30-13:00
Course run by Sharp shots photography club. We love teaching our students how to capture nature at it's best! Scotney Castle is a wonderful place to find nature's treasures together and record them on our cameras! Students will learn how their...

Photography course for teens (12-15)

Wed 14 Feb 2018
14:00-16:30
Course run by sharp shots photography club. Students will learn how their camera works and how aperture, shutter speed and iso influence their photographs. We will go over their camera's settings explaining how to capture great close ups and how...

Walled garden talk- Growing rhubarb

Wed 04 Apr 2018
14:00-14:30
The first rhubarb of the season is ready for harvesting. Come and hear about the challenges of growing forced and unforced stems.
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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