View the castle interior and learn about the interesting history

Castle Tours

Enjoy this one hour tour of the inside of Herstmonceux Castle and learn about the varied history of the area, how the castle came to be and the different occupants over the decades.

You will also enjoy the statement features such as fireplaces, large windows, incredible views over the moat and see how students from Queen's University, Canada enjoy the space while studying a variety of subjects.

Tour tickets can be purchased on the day of your visit at Castle Reception, located near to Chestnuts tearoom.
Adults / Senior Citizens / Disabled - £3.00
Children 4-17 yrs / Students - £1.50
Children Under 4 / Carers - Free.

  • Small groups
  • Dedicated tour guides
  • Partially accessible
Please Note

As the castle operates as an International Study Centre for Queens’ University in Canada, the castle is not freely open to the public and tours are scheduled (subject to availability) around timetables and other uses including conferences/weddings.

Due to the layout of the castle the tour is not fully accessible to all physical abilities, if you would like further information on whether the tour can be accessed with limited mobility please call us on 01323 833816.

Please note that tour tickets are on a first come, first served basis.

Tour Times:

Friday 12th July


Saturday 13th July

11.30am & 1pm

Sunday 14th July

12pm & 1.30pm

Monday 15th July

11.30am & 1pm

Tuesday 16th July

11.30am & 1pm

Wednesday 17th July


Thursday 18th July


Friday 19th July


Saturday 20th July


Sunday 21st July


Monday 22nd July

11.30am & 1pm

Tuesday 23rd July


Wednesday 24th July

11.30am & 1pm

Thursday 25th July

11.30am & 1pm

Friday 26th July


Saturday 27th July


Sunday 28th July

11.30am & 1pm

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