A great location for film, tv, video and photo shoots.

The moated 15th century Herstmonceux Castle is the centrepiece of a 300 acre estate that encompasses woodland, fields and themed gardens.

Privately owned it offers on-site security, accommodation, catering, extensive parking for a variety of vehicles and electric points around the site.

We have experience working with a wide range of production companies and organisations, from small independent set ups to large corporations like the BBC, Sky Arts and mainstream film studios.

Our aim is to offer friendly, professional support to your project and ensure that it is as stress free as

  • Accommodation
  • Electric boxes around site
  • On-site catering
  • Historic building
  • Gardens, woodland and fields
  • Small lakes

Here are some productions that the Herstmonceux estate has featured in.


Set during the Second World War this film tells the story of a reclusive writer who has to care for a young man after the London Blitz. The Castle doubled as an Oxford University college.

Landscape Artist of the Year

For season five of this popular series, the Castle was the majestic subject for the competing artists to paint. Despite adverse weather, our staff were able to provide all the support required by Storyvault Films.

Adventure Boyz

This feel-good, family movie was shot in and around Eastbourne including the Castle interior and some of the woodland on the estate. Latitude Films were really pleased with the end result and thought the Castle looked stunning on screen.

BBC Flog It

Season 15 of this perennial favourite included a visit to Herstmonceux Castle which drew a large crowd of visitors, many hoping that the treasured items they had brought with them might be of value when examined by the programme’s resident experts.

13 Graves

Local director John Langridge used the estate’s woodland to great effect for this dark slice of supernatural horror. Many of the cast and crew were from nearby Eastbourne.

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