Scotney Castle

Important notice -

To avoid disappointment please book your visit to Scotney Castle in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.

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 

We recommend booking ahead before visiting

To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Scotney Castle (28 Sept - 4 Oct)

Thu 01 Oct 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.