Scotney Castle

Important notice -

We’ve re-opened the garden, estate, shop, tea-room and toilets. You will need to book your visit in advance. Check What’s On for the latest information. You will be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

Romantic garden with view of 14th century moated castle and the Victorian country mansion and - all in a beautiful wooded estate

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What's on 

Please book ahead before visiting

The garden and estate at Scotney Castle will reopen from Wednesday 3 June and you’ll need to book your tickets by 3.00pm the day ​before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Scotney Castle (14 Sept - 20 Sept)

Sat 19 Sep 2020
10:00-10:30
Book your timed entry to visit Scotney Castle.

Timed entry to Scotney Castle (21 Sept - 27 Sept)

Mon 21 Sep 2020
10:00-10:30
Book your timed entry to visit Scotney Castle.
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Things to see and do

Things to see and do at Scotney Castle

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Eating and shopping

Eating and shopping at Scotney Castle

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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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Join or give

Family peering into the moat at Scotney Castle

Dedicate a donation  

Support Scotney Castle by dedicating a donation to someone special and add your precious memories to our interactive map. A unique way to remember a loved one or celebrate a special occasion, your donation will help us to care for Scotney Castle for years to come.