Information regarding recent developments at Bader College and Herstmonceux Castle (13/03/2024)

Due to the ongoing repairs at Herstmonceux Castle and groundworks in progress, we would like to remind dog walkers, ramblers, and visitors to keep to the public bridleways and footpaths that traverse the estate and not to wander onto the estate.
Due to the hazard of construction workers and their vehicles on site we have asked our security team to enforce this for the safety of everyone.

We are closed to the public until May 1st 2024 but will update the public on times of opening nearer to 1st May. The gardens and grounds are saturated with all the rain we have experienced this winter, and we hope that the grounds will have dried out by opening day.

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ITV News story on Sir Paul Latham


ITV News Meridian’s Tony Green explores the history behind Herstmonceux Castle and the man who restored it from ruin. Watch…

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New Vice-Provost and Executive Director


Bader College, based at Herstmonceux Castle, is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Vice-Provost and Executive Director, Janine…

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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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