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Guided Walking Tour: Explore the Scotney Estate

Join one of our estate guides on a tour around Scotney's woods and parklands to see seasonal flora and fauna and learn about the history of Scotney. This tour is included in your entry to Scotney.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Learn about Scotney's 780 acres of historic parkland and woodland, with its veteran trees, grand vistas and native rare breed cattle. A site of special scientific interest, the estate is home to rare plant, animal and insect life. Walks depart daily at 11.30am.

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Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Booking details

No need to book.

Suitability

Yes, but be aware the walks last 90 minutes and are not buggy accessible

Meeting point

Meet by the white Salvin gate near the main visitor entrance.

What to bring and wear

Comfortable sturdy footwear - particularly early and late on in the season when the ground can be very wet and muddy.

Accessibility

Predominantly grass footpaths and uneven terrain. Parts of the route are not accessible for wheelchairs or buggies. Ground can be very soft underfoot at the start and end of the season.

Other

These estate walks are led by our volunteer guides. They are scheduled to run every day, but occasionally we do have to cancel a walk due to absence. This can sometimes be at short notice. If you are planning to visit especially for the guided estate walk we suggest you call before you set off on the day on 01892 893820. Occasionally there may be a second walk at 2pm - please ask at Visitor Entrance to see if this is running. Dogs are welcome on a short lead.

Contact info

Scotney Castle Events

Upcoming events

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Flower Festival (20–28 April) 

Coinciding with the National Trust's Blossom Watch, come and enjoy the sights and smells of Scotney's annual community flower festival in the mansion house.

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22 Apr to 28 Apr 2024
at
11:00 to 16:00
+ 6 other dates or times
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Guided Garden Tours: Rhododendron Walks (23 April-16 May) 

Scotney has one of the best examples of a garden designed along Picturesque principles in the United Kingdom. Join a guided garden tour (free with your entry ticket) to discover what this means.

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23 Apr to 16 May 2024
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11:00 to 11:45
+ 15 other dates or times
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Discovering Scotney: Guided Garden Tours 

Scotney has one of the best examples of a garden designed along Picturesque principles in the United Kingdom. Join our guided garden tours (free with your entry ticket) to discover what this means.

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on
23 Apr to 31 Oct 2024
at
11:00 to 11:45
+ 111 other dates or times
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Interested in volunteering? 

If you've ever wondered what it's like to volunteer at Scotney, here's your chance!

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on
27 Apr 2024
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14:00 to 15:30