Scotney Castle

Important notice -

On Monday 29th April, we start our essential conservation work on the façade of the house that features the main entrance. Scaffolding will be in place for 12 weeks whilst this work takes place and entry to the house will continue as normal.

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

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Things to see and do

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What's on 

Plan ahead for summer days and nights

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Eating and shopping

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History

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.

A River Landscape with Jacob and Laban and his Daughters, by Claude Lorrain, 1654

What is the picturesque?  

The picturesque is an aesthetic category developed in the eighteenth-century. It was associated with fashionable landscape gardening, however its cultural significance extended far beyond this.

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Get involved

How would you like to get involved?

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Groups

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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