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Gardens and Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle

Gardens and Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle


East Sussex,
BN27 1RN


This 15th Century moated castle is set in 550 acres of glorious woodland and gardens. Visit the tearoom, visitor centre and children’s woodland play area and take a leisurely walk along the nature trail. Don’t forget the beautiful gardens. The castle is not open to the public however guided tours are conducted at an extra charge and subject to availability. Due to the busy operation of a working university we advise you to phone before you visit.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedVenue approved for civil marriageWedding receptions

Opening details

Last admission one hour before closing.

Closed 3rd June and 24th August.


Daily rates:

Gardens & Grounds Only:
Adults, £6.00
Children (under 15), £3.00
Children (under 5), Free
Concessions, £4.95
Family ticket (2 adults + 3 children or 1 adult + 4 children), £14.00

Castle Tours:
Adults £2.50
Children (under 15), £1.00
Children (under 5), Free
Concessions, £2.50

Castle Tours:
Limited Wheelchair access

Joint tickets are available for the gardens and grounds and The Science Centre. A whole day's visit is recommended.

Group rates and private tours available (minimum 15+)
For bookings call 01323 834457.



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Map reference: TQ 493065  Lat: 50.83878 Long: 0.11904

Shuttle Buses running from Polegate Station for Medieval Weekend event ONLY.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions

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