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Herstmonceux Castle, Gardens and Grounds

Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

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Herstmonceux Castle, Gardens and Grounds


Herstmonceux is renowned for its magnificent moated castle, set in 550 acres of glorious parkland and superb Elizabethan gardens. Built originally as a country home in the mid 15th Century, Herstmonceux Castle embodies the history of medieval England and the romance of renaissance Europe. In the gardens you will find the formal gardens, including a walled garden dating from before 1570, a herb garden, the Shakespeare garden, woodland sculptures, the pyramid, the water lily filled moat and the Georgian style folly. Reduced rates for groups of 15+

The castle operates as an International Study Centre and is not open freely to the public. We do conduct organised tours at an extra charge.  Please check the website for times and prices.

Tours are available by checking our website or calling 01323 833816. The extra cost of these tours are adults £3 & Children £1:50

Joint tickets are available for the Castle & Observatory, please check website for details

Group Rates & Season tickets are available, see website or call 01323 834457.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£6.00 per ticket
Concession ticket£5.00 per ticket
Child (4-17 years)£3.00 per ticket
Children under 4Free
Family of 5 ticket£18.00 per ticket
Family ticket (1 adult & 3 children)£15.00 per ticket
Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children)£15.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



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Recent Reviews:

  • djg12314
    Kent, United Kingdom
    Worth a visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 13th August 2019
    Didn’t go in the castle as tours sold out but throughly enjoyed wandering round the gardens, well kept, plenty of spots to rest if you want to. Very peaceful and relaxing.... you really can walk and... Read full review
  • Pinkertonx
    Hereford, United Kingdom
    Back again after 4 years!
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th August 2019
    The experience is just as good as our last visit, except for the rain, which made our tour of the gardens rather hurried and limited. The herbaceous borders and rose gardens were excellent but we... Read full review
  • Diddy H
    Widnes, United Kingdom
    stop off on our coach holiday
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 18th August 2019
    we could only do a gardens and grounds tour as the castle is owned by a Canadian company which did not allow us to enter the cast I saw a sign saying castle tour sold out but we where not given the... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Signposted from A272 Road at Herstmonceux two miles east of village on  Boreham Street to Pevensey road. Look for sign to Herstmonceux Castle on A271 or A27.

Opening Times

Open daily with the exception of Friday 23rd August (2 Mar 2019 - 3 Nov 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 18:00

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