What to expect when you visit

The ground floor of the house, garden, tea-room, shop and estate are open at Scotney Castle, and we're looking forward to welcoming you back.

The ground floor of the house, garden, shop and tea-room are open daily, 10am-5pm. From Monday 19 July you won't need to book your visit. Please look out for signage on arrival, as things may be different to the last time you visited us.

Our tea-room is open daily, 10am-5pm, serving a range of takeaway hot and cold drinks, hot and cold food, cakes and confectionary. Please speak to a member of the team if you have any special dietry requirements. In line with government guidance face masks are optional when entering our tea-room servery, shop, secondhand bookshop and toilets.

Please read through our Frequently Asked Questions below, if you require further information please email us at scotneycastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

FAQS

What will the process be when I arrive?

On arrival in the car park, we will have signage directing you to the garden entrance. This is not the usual entrance so please do follow these signs.  A member of staff will be at the entrance, where you will show your membership card or make payment for your visit. 

Can I bring a picnic?

Picnic blankets are welcome in the garden, however chairs and tables can only be used on the wider estate. If you enjoy a picnic on the estate please be aware livestock may be present and take all your litter home with you.

Can I take bikes into the garden?

Due to the status of our garden we cannot allow bikes, trikes, footballs, chairs and scooters into the garden.

When will the house and Old Castle reopen?

The ground floor of the house is open and entry will be controlled via a queue at the front of the house. We advise you visit the house first on arrival. Wheelchair access is available via an alternative entrance, please speak with a member of staff if this is required. 

Please leave any large items or rucksacks in your car. We are unable to store any items for you. Face masks are optional.  

The Old Castle and upstairs of the house will remain closed due to conservation works taking place throughout summer.

Do I need to wear a mask?

Following goverment guidance face masks are optional to wear.

Is the tea-room open?

Our tea-room is now open daily, 10am-5pm, serving a range of takeaway hot and cold drinks, hot and cold food, cakes and confectionary. Please speak to a member of the team if you have any special dietry requirements.