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Parking at Scotney

The old castle and moat at Scotney Castle in spring sunshine
The old castle and moat at Scotney Castle in spring sunshine | © Amanda Glubb

As our car park is quite small and we can get busy at peak times, we ask all visitors who plan to arrive in cars, campervans or motorhomes to book their parking in advance. Visitors arriving at Scotney on foot, by bicycle or by motorbike don't need to book. You don’t need to book to enter Scotney Castle itself, but normal admission applies (free for NT members).

At-a-glance guide

  • To guarantee entry we ask all visitors, including NT members, to book their parking in advance.
  • You can do this on the website, the NT app or by calling 0344 249 1895.
  • Parking is free for members - just show your NT card to staff on arrival. For non-members it is £4.50 for the day. There is no charge for Blue Badge holders.
  • You can book parking four weeks in advance until 9am each day, subject to availability.
  • Parking slots are listed in one-hour arrival windows. You ony need to book your arrival time.
  • Arrival time slots start from 10am and the final slot starts at 3pm. If you want to arrive from 4pm onwards, you can drive up and park if we have space.
  • Visitors arriving by bicycle or motorcycle do not need to reserve parking.
  • Visitors walking onto the site do not need to book.

Booking using the website or NT app

  • Click 'Book a Visit' or use this link Check availability and book online.
  • Select your preferred arrival time slot (eg. 10-11am, 11-12, 12-2pm, 2-3pm). You can arrive at Scotney at any time during this hour window.
  • At the checkout, you’ll have the option to create an account. We recommend doing this so you can change your booking if your plans change. (You can also change your booking by calling 0344 249 1895.)

Booking over the phone

  • To book parking by phone call the National Trust Supporter Services (SSC) on 0344 249 1895 within office hours. (The cut-off for booking over the phone is 5pm on the day before your visit.)
  • The SSC is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm weekends and bank holidays.
  • We cannot take telephone bookings directly at Scotney Castle.

Arriving at Scotney Castle

  • A member of staff will ask to see your booking before directing you to the car park.
  • You can arrive at any time during your allocated slot and stay for as long as you wish. If you arrive without a booking and the car park is full or fully booked, we will not be able to accommodate you on site.
  • The booking system is only for the car park. You will to scan your membership card or pay for entry at Visitor Entrance.
  • Follow the black signs to Visitor Entrance. There is no access to the house, castle and garden through the Shop.

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