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

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

Plan ahead and book your parking

A family group looking into the Old Castle moat

Summer at Scotney 

Summer's here and you'll find a great range of free and paid-for activities at Scotney to keep everyone entertained: from outdoor theatre and live music in the garden, to the Scotney Summer Games, our nature day and survival skills camps, and our fantastic exhibition, 'Spirit of Scotney'. Full details of all these activities and more are on the Scotney What's On page. We look forward to welcoming you (and do remember to book your parking to guarantee your entry!).

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Things to see and do

Hops at Little Scotney farm

Hop season at Scotney Castle  

As the home to the National Trust's only working hop farm, September is a perfect time to visit Scotney Castle. See the hop harvest coming in at Little Scotney Farm in the traditional way and learn a bit about our hop picking heritage.

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Things to see and do

Things to see and do at Scotney Castle this season

J Shannon painting Rosamund Hussey on the Bastion

'Spirit of Scotney' exhibition 

Discover over 600 years of Scotney Castle's captivating history in 125 objects, people and stories across the house, garden and estate. Chosen by visitors, volunteers and staff as encapsulating the essence of Scotney, this fascinating new exhibition is a rare opportunity to view some of Scotney's hidden collection and seldom-seen artefacts.

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Scotney Castle ice cream

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. We also have our Courtyard kiosk for drinks, snacks and ice cream and our grab-and-go ice cream kiosk in the Old Castle.

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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.

Scotney Castle shop during summer 2020

Shopping at Scotney Castle 

No visit is complete without a browse of the shop at Scotney Castle. Take some time to pick up a souvenir of your visit, a gift for someone special or something for your home or garden.

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