Scotney Castle

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

Scotney Castle

Things to see and do

Scotney Castle

What's on 

Upcoming events

Walled garden Wednesday- Propagation from cuttings

Wed 23 Aug 2017
14:00-15:00
Now is the time to take cuttings from established plants. Join our gardeners to learn about different propagation methods and how to grow more of your favourite plants.

Hop garden tours

Sat 26 Aug 2017
11:30-13:00
The end of summer means the hop harvest. Hops are still grown,picked and dried in traditional ways on our estate. Walk with us to see the hop gardens, picking shed, drying oast and hoppers huts.Plus sample Scotney Ale brewed from hops grown on...

Walled garden Wednesday- Grapevine care

Wed 06 Sep 2017
14:00-15:00
Our grapevine has been in our Victorian vine house for nearly 100 years. Come and learn more about how we look after it and get top tips on vine maintenance.

Hops and honey weekend

Sat 09 Sep 2017
10:00-16:00
Celebrate everything hops and honey at Scotney Castle. Things will include guided walks and talks throughout the day to the working Hop farm at Little Scotney, hog roast & ale tasting. Tours to the farm will cost £3 per person.

Betsy's Hallowe'en trail

Sat 21 Oct 2017
10:00-16:00
Betsy is our very own spooky black cat and this year you can follow her trail throughout the garden.

Autumn colour walk

Sat 21 Oct 2017
11:30-13:00
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...
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Eating and shopping

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History

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.