Scotney Castle

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

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Scotney Castle

Things to see and do

Scotney Castle

What's on 

Upcoming events

Thirtieth anniversary of the Great Storm at Scotney Castle

Wed 22 Nov 2017
10:00-16:00
On the thirtieth anniversary of the Great Storm, a new garden exhibition reveals the story of the historic Scotney estate that night and its road to recovery.

Inside the collection exhibition

Wed 22 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

Wed 22 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.

Carols at the castle

Sun 17 Dec 2017
14:00-15:00
Join us to sing carols around the Christmas tree, take the opportunity to shop for gifts or enjoy a mince pie in the tearoom.
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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