To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Herstmonceux Castle, Gardens and Grounds

Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 418 reviews418 reviews
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel+44(0)1323 833816

Add Herstmonceux Castle, Gardens and Grounds to your Itinerary

From £3.00
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.



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Average
  • Poor
  • Terrible

Recent Reviews:

  • stationhouse26
    Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    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
    Trip Type:
    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:
    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)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 18:00

What's Nearby

  1. The Observatory Science Centre is one of the leading "hands-on" science centres with over…

    0.1 miles away
  2. A Roman fortress built in 4thC as a defence against Saxon pirates, includes fine west…

    3.35 miles away
  3. 16th century court room housing local museum with prison cells below. Site of Norman…

    3.38 miles away
  1. A Church or Priory has existed as a place of worship on the site of St. Nicolas, since…

    3.39 miles away
  2. Pevensey, a village that boasts an impressive historical background also has a lot to…

    3.95 miles away
  3. This Windmill in Beggars Lane BN24 5EA. The Mill was built in 1875/6 for Samuel Dallaway…

    4.12 miles away
  4. Knockhatch Adventure Park, Hailsham, features a Petting Farm, Owl Sanctuary Centre,…

    4.56 miles away
  5. Michelham Priory boasts England’s longest medieval water filled moat and offers a great…

    5.56 miles away
  6. Located within a few minutes’ walk of the seafront and town centre, Egerton Park offers…

    5.84 miles away
  7. A friendly, local museum with a surprising variety of displays spread over three…

    5.89 miles away
  8. Bexhill's traditional seafront is punctuated by some fantastic pieces of modernist…

    6.18 miles away
  9. Take a trip around the picturesque Manor Gardens, with wonderfully colourful plants and…

    6.2 miles away
  10. This picturesque area of Bexhill is home to some fine examples of Georgian architecture…

    6.29 miles away
  11. The Almonry Gardens are the perfect complement to a busy day's sightseeing in Battle. …

    7.08 miles away
  12. Experience the hidden history of Battle as revealed by its residents.

    7.1 miles away
Previous Next
1066 Country of Origin Original by nature
Back to Top

My Planner

Nothing added yet! Explore the site to create your personal itinerary.

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

  • Accommodation

  • Things to See & Do

  • What's On

  • Food & Drink

Accommodation Search

Check Availability
Arrival Date:
Add Room

Things to Do Search


What's On Search


Food & Drink Search


Shopping Search