Please Note

After careful consideration the gardens and grounds at Herstmonceux Castle is closed until further notice.
Our priority is the health and wellbeing of people on-site and the wider community. By remaining closed we feel we are following government guidelines and safety for all.
Throughout this difficult time we will continue with our projects on-site including new play area and we will be undertaking virtual tours of the gardens and castle to share.
We will keep updating our website and social media pages which are linked just below this message, on the right hand side.
Do sign up to our email newsletter, further down this page and you will receive updates straight to your inbox.
Thank you for your understanding and please find NHS guidelines on Coronavirus below.

300 acres of carefully managed woodland with beautiful themed and formal gardens.

All surrounding a red brick, 15th century, moated castle.
One of the earliest examples of a brick built building in England.

Welcome to the Gardens and Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle

Our short video gives you just a taste of what to expect when you visit the Gardens and Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle.

Events and experiences for every member of the family

Whether you are looking for an evening out with a loved one or a child friendly outdoor event, Herstmonceux Castle makes for an individual and impressive venue all year around.

Castle Tours

Make the most of your visit and enjoy a guided tour of Herstmonceux Castle. Discover the rich and varied history of the area, how the castle came to be and the different occupants over the decades.

Tour Times

Season Tickets

Regular visitors and local residents can benefit from a gardens and grounds season ticket. Enjoy the changing seasons from spring through to autumn.

Prices & Application Form

Todays weather at Herstmonceux Castle

Sign up to receive our seasonal newsletter giving you advance notice of events and what to expect in the gardens in the coming months.