Upcoming Events

Saturday 1st July, 10am - 4pm

Castle Community Celebration
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Sunday 25th June, 11am – 4pm

Plant Fairs Roadshow 2023
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26 July

NGS Open Day
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Featured Events

Castle Gift Shop & Plant Sales

Open daily between 11am and 4pm in the Courtyard behind Chestnuts Tearoom

Welcome to our castle gift shop, where history and modernity blend seamlessly together to offer you a unique shopping experience.

Our carefully curated collection of art, gifts, souvenirs, and produce celebrates the rich heritage of the castle and its surrounding region, while also incorporating contemporary designs and local craftsmanship. From handmade ornaments to local produce, you'll find a diverse range of high-quality items that make for the perfect gifts or keepsakes. And new for 2023, an extended range of plant sales, carefully selected by our expert Gardens Team.

Whether you're looking for a special souvenir or a one-of-a-kind gift, our castle gift shop has something for everyone. Come visit us and discover the magic of the castle, both past and present. The perfect place to take home a little piece of Sussex, Herstmonceux or a memento from your castle visit.

Open daily between 11am and 4pm.

  • Gifts and souvenirs
  • Local art
  • Handmade items

Chestnuts tea room and family fun at the castle

Make the most of your day with lunch at Chestnuts Tea Room and check out our family fun page to make the most of your visit with younger ones.

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Chestnuts tea room

Serving a delicious range of pastries, hot and cold light lunches, sandwiches, and treats for the whole family.

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Family fun at the castle

Checkout the things to do while visiting with young ones.

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