The Estate at Scotney Castle

The Scotney Castle estate is ready for exploring. Our ancient parkland and Wealden woodlands are crisscrossed by way marked routes and fantastic views. Perfect for picnics, scenic walks and mini-adventures.

780 acres to explore

The Scotney Castle estate has a long and varied history. Our grade one listed parkland, full of magnificent veteran trees, shows its association with a formal dwelling for over 1000 years, and offers great views of the old castle, garden and mansion. Sussex cattle have been a proud feature of the landscape since Victorian times but sheep have been grazed for even longer. Our woodlands are characteristic of the Wealden landscape and cover 300 acres of our estate. They boast connections with wood-pasture, charcoal production and the once lucrative hop industry. Our tenant farmer still grows, picks and dries hops at Little Scotney Farm.

Guided walks

The estate can also be explored through a guided walk. These walks have now finished over winter but will resume from February half term. Volunteers lead walks throughout the week and highlight the seasonal variations and otherwise unnoticed aspects of our magnificent estate. So if you fancy putting your boots in the car then you would be more than welcome to join us. Check our 'What's on' page for the special seasonal walks that take place monthly.


Dogs are welcome on our estate but we would ask you to keep them on a lead. There are drinking bowls in the visitor courtyard and by the walkers toilet block, which are open all year round.

Perfect for picnics

There is nothing quite like a picnic with the family on a hot summers day and you are welcome to picnic anywhere on our estate.

Download our estate map 

Find your way around our estate by downloading our map and planning your route.