Herstmonceux Castle Gardens & Grounds
The moated 15th century Herstmonceux Castle is the stunning centrepiece of a beautiful 300 acre estate, with woodland trails as well as tranquil themed and formal gardens to wander around at your leisure. Our gardeners and estate workers take great pride in their work and this is much in evidence throughout the year.
From the spring-time azaleas, magnolias and rhododendrons, the colourful herbaceous borders in summer and the glorious hues of autumn, there is much for visitors to admire.
Beyond formal gardens like the Rose, Elizabethan and Shakespeare, the grounds extend into open areas and woodland, including a children's play area, and are ideal for families to explore. Dogs on leads are also welcome. Guided tours of the Castle are offered, subject to availability - please check the website for dates and times.
Opening Times: 15th February – 1st November (closed 28th August)
Admission Rates: Adults £7.00, Senior Citizens (65+) £6.00, Children (4- 17 years) & Students £3.50
Group Rates: Minimum group size: 15
Adults £5.50, Senior Citizens £5.00, Children (4-17 years) & Students £3.00
Joint bookings/tickets also available for the adjacent Observatory Science Centre
Facilities: Visitor Centre and Tearooms
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 availablity. Please telephone or check our website for confirmation of times before you visit.
Coach Parking: Yes (no charge)
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. Please follow the brown tourist road signs
Updated: December 2019