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.

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 16th August


Saturday 17th August


Sunday 18th August

11.30am, 1pm & 2.30pm

Monday 19th August

11.30am & 1pm

Tuesday 20th August


Wednesday 21st August


Thursday 22nd August

11.30am & 1pm

Friday 23rd August

No tours due to Medieval Festival Weekend

Saturday 24th August

No tours due to Medieval Festival Weekend

Sunday 25th August

No tours due to Medieval Festival Weekend

Monday 26th August

No tours due to Medieval Festival Weekend

Tuesday 27th August

1pm & 2.30pm

Wednesday 28th August

11.30am & 1pm

Thursday 29th August

11am & 12.30pm

Friday 30th August

11.30am & 1pm

Sunday 31st August

11.30am & 1pm

Sunday 1st September

11.30am & 1pm

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