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Kent

Scotney Castle

Romantic Picturesque garden with a 14th century moated castle and a Victorian country mansion - all in a beautiful wooded estate.

Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 8JN

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Scotney old castle and moat in winter

Planning your visit

The old castle and moat at Scotney Castle in spring sunshine
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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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Great days out with the family 

Explore a moated castle, discover hidden paths and natural play areas, take a walk over the estate or get involved with a packed programme of family-friendly events and activities.

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

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

Narcissi at Scotney
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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.

Small light brown dog in foreground on large lawn, with Pooch Passport resting on grass
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Dogs on leads welcome at Scotney 

Pick up your Pooch Passport and start collecting stamps towards a tasty treat. Take a walk through the estate together or soak up the beauty of the formal garden. 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 

With the spring collection now in, snowdrops and daffodils making their welcome appearance and days starting to get longer, it's a perfect time to buy a new accessory for yourself or your home from our Spring/Summer24 range in our main Courtyard shop. Do pop into the second-hand bookshop by the Visitor Entrance too and discover some perfect bargain reads.

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Food and drink at Scotney 

Spring may be around the corner but when days are chilly there's nothing better than coming in from a walk on the estate to a bowl of delicious, warming homemade soup in the tea-room.

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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