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.

Tour Times:

Friday 11th October

No public tours

Saturday 12th October

11.30am & 1pm

Sunday 13th October

11.30am & 1pm

Monday 14th October


Tuesday 15th October

No pulic tours

Wednesday 16th October


Thursday 17th October


Friday 18th October


Saturday 19th October

1pm & 2.30pm

Sunday 20th October

12pm & 1.30pm

Monday 21st October

11.30am & 1pm

Tuesday 22nd October

12.30pm & 2pm

Wednesday 23rd October

11.30am & 1pm

Thursday 24th October


Friday 25th October

11.30am & 1pm

Saturday 26th October

11.30am & 1pm

Sunday 27th October

No public tours

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