Scotney Castle

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

Scotney Castle

Things to see and do

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Summer walks

Mon 24 Jul 2017
This wildlife centered walk is perfect for all ages. Meadow butterflies, patrolling dragonflies, wild flowers, trees in full leaf as well as historic landscape features will be pointed out by our knowledgeable and enthusiastic estate guides.

Kids photography course- Capturing colour 7-11 years

Wed 26 Jul 2017
This course will focus on teaching our students how their cameras work and how to compose a great photograph. We will look at capturing the vibrant colours of Scotney castle, focusing on capturing the bright flowers to the amazing reflections...

Walled garden Wednesday- Summer apple pruning

Wed 26 Jul 2017
Summer pruning ensures good fruit production in the autumn. Please join us to see how we prune our espalier and free standing apple trees.

Teens photography course- Capturing colour 12-15 years

Wed 26 Jul 2017
Teen photography course takers will learn how to drop auto and move to full manual mode, enabling them to capture images not possible on auto. Students on the photography course for teens will experience a new world of artistic photography. Our...

Walled garden Wednesday- Plum training and pruning

Wed 09 Aug 2017
Our fan plum trees are young and still being trained into shape against the walls. Come along and see how we go about pruning them.

Walled garden Wednesday- Propagation from cuttings

Wed 23 Aug 2017
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.
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Eating and shopping

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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.