The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle

Herstmonceux is renowned for its magnificent moated castle, set in beautiful parkland and superb formal Gardens. Built originally as a country home in the mid 15th century, Herstmonceux Castle embodies the history of medieval England and the romance of renaissance Europe. Set among carefully maintained Elizabethan Gardens and parkland, your experience begins with your first sight of the castle as it breaks into view.

In the grounds you will find the formal gardens including a walled garden dating from before 1570, a herb garden, the Shakespeare Garden, woodland sculptures, the Pyramid, the water lily filled moat and the Georgian style folly. The Woodland walks will take you to the remains of three hundred year old sweet chestnut avenue, the rhododendron garden from the Lowther/Latham period, the waterfall (dependent on rainfall), and the 39 steps leading you through a woodland glade.

Fact File

Opening Times: 4th March – 29th October
Admission Rates: Adults £6.00, Senior Citizen £5.00, Child £3.00 (5-15yrs).
Group Rates: Minimum group size: 15
Adults £4.50, Senior Citizen £4.00, Child/Students £2.00 (5-15yrs).
Facilities: Visitor Centre, Nature Trail & Tearoom
Disabled Access: Limited. Toilet and parking for disabled on site. 1 Wheelchair on loan. booking advisable.
Tours/Events: Guided Tours are conducted at an extra charge and subject to availability. Please telephone for confirmation of tours before you visit.
Coach Parking: Yes
Length of Visit: 2 – 4 hours
Booking Contact: Caroline Harber
Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN
Telephone: 01323 834457 Fax: 01323 834499
Location: Located just outside the village of Herstmonceux on the A271, entrance is on Wartling Road.

Herstmonceux Castle