Scotney Castle

Important notice -

From Monday 22 February - Friday 12 March the garden, tea-room and car park will be closed due to filming. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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

Scotney Castle

What's on 

We recommend booking ahead before visiting

The garden, wider estate, cafe (for takeaway) and toilets are open at Scotney Castle. The shop is closed. 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

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.

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Things to see and do

Things to see and do at Scotney Castle

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A hot drink to go

Eating at Scotney Castle 

**Please note we can only accept card payment at this time.** Our tea-room is open daily serving a range of takeaway hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks. Due to government restrictions our seating areas are currently closed. Please comply with social distancing measures and ensure you are wearing a mask when visiting our tea-room.

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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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