Roadworks on Wartling Road - Monday 19th August 7am – 7pm

Highways recommend all traffic comes via the A271. There will be diversion signs for routes giving access to both Herstmonceux Castle & The Observatory Science Centre, which will both be open as normal from 10am - 6pm.

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 our annual season ticket. Giving you and your loved ones access to the gardens and grounds throughout the full tourism season.

Prices & Application

Todays weather at Herstmonceux Castle

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