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.
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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.

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