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Kent

Scotney Castle

Ruined medieval castle. Victorian mansion house. Rolling parkland. Ancient woodland. Picturesque garden. With romance, drama and nature around every corner, Scotney is truly a castle for all seasons.

Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 8JN

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A view of Scotney Castle

Planning your visit

View of house at Scotney Castle, Kent
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Book your parking 

The only way to guarantee entry to this fairy-tale castle, mansion house and garden is to book your car parking in advance. Learn how to do this, plus what to do if you're arriving by other means.

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Family-friendly days out at Scotney 

Discover your very own fairy-tale castle tucked away amongst acres of park and woodland, or get involved with some of the family-friendly events and activities running all year round at Scotney Castle and start making memories.

A view of Scotney old castle and moat
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Discover Scotney's house and castle 

From hidden doors and secret priest holes to amazing collections of art, costume, books, furniture and silverware, discover the two separate but linked dwellings at Scotney.

Spring blossom at Scotney Castle
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Explore Scotney's garden and estate 

Discover the Picturesque garden and wider estate at Scotney Castle. Take time to look around as you explore and discover endless vistas and interesting angles for photographs.

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Dogs on leads welcome at Scotney 

Whether you're enjoying a walk through the estate together, soaking up the beauty of the formal garden or popping in for a cuppa, here's everything you need to know about bringing your dog to Scotney Castle, a 3 paw print National Trust place.

Pastel throws and cushions with a green jar candle and flowers on a bench
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Shopping at Scotney Castle 

Discover our glorious spring/summer range in our main Courtyard shop. Pick up a perfect new accessory for yourself or your home - from gorgeous garden goods and wonderful printed scarves to embroidered cushions and beautiful ceramics. And do pop into the second-hand bookshop by the Visitor Entrance before you leave to discover some bargain recycled reads.

Afternoon tea with fruit scones, clotted cream and jam in the restaurant at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent
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Food and drink at Scotney 

There's nothing better than a warm spring day: fresh air, sunshine and food enjoyed in the outdoors. Whether you're going for the full lunch option or just a snack to keep you going 'til tea, there's a full range of savouries and bakes to entice you. And if the English weather doesn't play ball there'll always be jacket potatoes and fish finger sandwiches ...

Visitors looking at the moat at Scotney Castle, Kent
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Group visits to Scotney Castle 

Find out the benefits of group visits to Scotney Castle, from dedicated coach parking to guaranteed house admission and personalised garden tours.

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