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Keep up to date with latest news from the Herstmonceux Castle Estate

From updates on our work in the gardens and grounds, to special events and offers.
Please also visit Dr Claire Kennan's research blog relating to the history of the castle.


Research Blog

Important Information – Medieval Festival


We are aware that there are some questions about the medieval festival that has run on our Estate for a…

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Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time visits Herstmonceux Castle Estate


Launched in 1947 BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time is without doubt a national institution which attracts listeners the world…

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Thank you to all our visitors and followers throughout 2021


Now that our 2021 season has come to an end and we are no longer open on a daily basis,…

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Paint the town red…and the castle!


On Wednesday 27th October we light the Castle in ruby red to show our support for St Wilfrid’s Hospice in…

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The students are back!


Students have returned to the Bader International Study Centre after an 18-month gap without them during the Covid-19 pandemic. Students…

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We have been awarded the Quality Assured marque from VisitEngland


We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the quality assured marque from VisitEngland after a recent inspection….

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The Honey Bee Waggle Dance


The Austrian scientist Karl von Frisch was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1973 for his research on the honey bee…

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Fungi-Fiend Max Mudie visits the Castle Estate


Max is local to the area and has rapidly-growing Instagram fanbase of people who, like him, are fascinated by fungi…

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