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.


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

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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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Photographer or Photography Workshop

Capture your special day within the scenic setting of Herstmonceux Castle or book yourself a workshop where you can learn how to use your phone camera or pro camera to take better images.

Advanced Booking Required

Available All Year

Digital Files Provided

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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


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