Opening Times & Prices


We are now closed, reopen on Saturday 15th February to Sunday 1st November 2020

Open daily 10am - 6pm
February, March, October & November 10am - 5pm.

Gardens and Grounds

Come and enjoy Herstmonceux Castle Gardens & Grounds, set within 300 acres of woodland with beautiful themed gardens, the 15th century moated castle embodies the history of medieval England and the romance of renaissance Europe.

Adults

£7.00

Children 4-17 yrs

£3.50

Children Under 4 / Carers

Free

Senior Citizens / Disabled/ Students

£6.00

Family of 4 *

£17.50

Family of 5 **

£21.50

Castle Tours

Castle tours offer visitors the chance to explore the inside of the castle. The tours last approximately one hour and covers the history, events, furnishings and current operation as a study centre.

Adults

£3.00

Children 4-17 yrs

£1.50

Children Under 4 / Carers

Free

Senior Citizens / Disabled / Students

£3.00


Tour Times

Gardens and Grounds + Science Centre

The Observatory Science Centre is a popular attraction offering Spectacular Science for everyone, open daily from beginning of February to end of November with regular events and open evenings. Joint tickets with Herstmonceux Castle Gardens & Grounds offer exceptional value for money and a great day out.

Adults

£14.50

Children 4-17 yrs

£9.50

Children Under 4 / Carers

Free

Senior Citizens / Disabled/ Students

£12.00

Family of 4 *

£43.00

Family of 5 **

£50.00


Observatory Science Centre

Groups of 15+

Herstmonceux Castle is an ideal destination for groups and coach trips. Groups can enjoy a peaceful stroll around the formal gardens, or a more adventurous walk around 300 acres of managed woodland. Groups can also take advantage of joint tickets that include the gardens and grounds and The Observatory Science Centre, please click on link below for further information.

Adults

£5.50

Children 4-17 yrs / Students

£3.00

Children Under 4 / Carers

Free

Senior Citizens / Disabled

£5.00


Info & Enquiry Form

Season Tickets

Regular visitors and local residents can benefit from our annual season ticket. Giving you access to the gardens and grounds throughout the season. Visit us 4 times or more throughout our tourism season and you will save money based on our standard entry prices.

Adult Local Resident

£15.00

Child Local Resident

£5.00

Individual

£30.00

Individual (concession)

£25.00

Individual + 1 Guest

£40.00

Individual + 1 Guest (concession)

£30.00

Couple

£40.00

Couple (concession)

£30.00

Family

£50.00

Children (4 - 17yrs)

£15.00


Info & Application Form

Please Note:

Last admission one hour before closing.

The castle operates as an International Study Centre for Queen's University in Canada, the castle is not freely open to the public and tours are scheduled around timetables and other uses including conferences and weddings.

* 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children
* 2 adults & 3 children or 1 adult & 4 children

Dogs are welcome in the gardens and grounds. Please keep on a lead.

Closed 28th August due to Medieval Festival setup.

Please note that the science centre will be closed Friday 4th September until 2.30pm and all day Monday 7th September for the Astronomy Festival, so no joint tickets available during this weekend.

Chestnut Tea Rooms and Castle Art Gallery

Make the most of your day with lunch at Chestnuts Tea Room and be sure to visit the Art Gallery, run by a group of local artists with a wide range in styles.

Chestnuts Tea Room


Open daily 10am-5.30pm

Take a look at our menu prior to your visit.

Castle Art Gallery and Shop


Open 11am - 4pm
Please note - February closed
March weekends only
April open daily

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