Scotney Castle

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 

Upcoming events

Children of Scotney Halloween Trail

Wed 24 Oct 2018
10:00-16:00
Follow the trail around the garden to hear about the ghosts of Scotney Castle and find the answer to collect your prize.

Champion trees guided walk

Wed 24 Oct 2018
11:30-13:00
Scotney Castle has many fantastic trees, join us to explore some of the best ones.

Walled garden Wednesday- Herbaceous border care

Wed 31 Oct 2018
14:00-15:00
Some perennial plants are lifted, separated and potted up at this time ready for replanting next year. Join us to find out how we care for the plants and the beds.

History of the Weald guided walks

Sat 10 Nov 2018
11:30-13:00
Join our volunteer estate guides on a tour of the key features of the Scotney Castle estate. Charcoal, clay bricks, iron, hops and stone have all been made, grown or extracted from our Wealden landscape over a span of hundreds of years. Learn...

Walled garden Wednesday- Lifting Dahlias

Wed 14 Nov 2018
14:00-15:00
As soon as the first frost hits we need to lift the Dahlias and store them over winter. Learn how we lift, clean and store tubers ready for planting again next year.

Scotney Castle Christmas Lunches

Mon 26 Nov 2018
10:00-16:00
Monday-Friday only This Christmas join us for a delicious two or three course menu in the festive setting of Scotney Castle. Why not combine your meal with a visit to our decorated Victorian mansion house before lunch and a visit to our shop for...
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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

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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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