Scotney Castle

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

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Betsy's Hallowe'en trail

Mon 23 Oct 2017
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...

Thirtieth anniversary of the Great Storm at Scotney Castle

Mon 23 Oct 2017
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.

Autumn colour walk

Mon 23 Oct 2017
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...

The Great Storm anniversary garden tour

Fri 27 Oct 2017
Join us for a guided tour of the garden with Mick Lott a local tree surgeon, who was here at Scotney Castle during the days immediately after the storm and played a vital role in the clear up process.

Inside the collection exhibition

Sat 04 Nov 2017
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
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.
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Eating and shopping

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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