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.
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Thank you for your understanding and please find NHS guidelines on Coronavirus below.


Book an experience and make your day extra special

Whether you want to explore the castle and learn about the rich and varied history, handle a majestic falcon or learn how to build a camp fire, we have a wide selection of experiences to enjoy on your visit to Herstmonceux Castle.

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.

Duration: 45 minutes

Available Throughout Season

Booking & Info

Falconry Experience

Half and full day experiences, handling and flying owls, hawks, falcons and kites in the grounds of Herstmonceux Castle

Advanced Booking Required

Available Throughout Season

Hands on Experience

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Forestry School

Whether you are looking for a term time experience, holiday and half term activities, or a special event to celebrate a child’s birthday, Forest School is an inspirational process that offers all learners opportunities to achieve and develop confidence through hands-on experiences in a woodland environment.

Campfire and Shelter Building

Tool Work


Booking & Info

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