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Herstmonceux Castle, Gardens and Grounds

Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

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Herstmonceux Castle, Gardens and Grounds

About

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:

  • stationhouse26
    Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Pretty Gardens but do the tour!
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 16th July 2019
    We were staying not far away in Norman’s Bay and wanted somewhere to visit for a couple of hours and decided upon Herstmonceux Castle. There is also the science centre on site and were going to visit... Read full review
  • E8887TZmartinp
    Brighton
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    It’s the setting
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th July 2019
    Not the largest garden (or price) but the backdrop of the castle and the interesting scaled down house as a folly that make this garden unique. Good visitor centre and the rope maze was fun Read full review
  • Sellest
    Bushey, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely grounds and interesting tour inside castle
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 22nd July 2019
    Came here yesterday with my partner on our way home from a weekend away. We arrived at 11am and had read that you need to buy your castle tour tickets as soon as you arrive and glad we did as 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)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 18:00

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