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

Opening Times & Prices

Open daily until Sunday 5th November 2023

Opening times:
Feb & March - 10am - 5pm, last admission 3pm
April - Sept - 10am - 7pm, last admission 5pm
Oct & Nov - 10am - 5pm, last admission 3pm

Gardens and Grounds

Come and enjoy the Herstmonceux Castle Estate, set within 300 acres of woodland with beautiful themed gardens, the 15th century moated castle embodies the history of medieval England and the romance of renaissance Europe.



Children 4-17 yrs


Children Under 4 / Carers


Senior Citizens (65+) / Disabled/ Students


Book Tickets

Season Tickets

Visit the gardens and grounds regularly throughout the season. Visit more than 4 times to save money based on our standard entry prices.

* Local Resident

£35.00 or £30.00

* ** Local Resident - Couple

£50.00 or £45.00

* Child Local Resident




** Individual - concession




** Couple - concession




Children (4–17 years)


Book Season Tickets

Groups of 15+

Herstmonceux Castle is an ideal destination for groups and coach trips. Groups can enjoy a peaceful stroll around the formal gardens, or a more adventurous walk around 300 acres of managed woodland.



Children 4-17 yrs


Children Under 4 / Carers




Further information

Please Note:

* Residents of Herstmonceux, Windmill Hill, Wartling, Boreham Street, Flowers Green, Magham Down, Bodle Street, Cowbeech, Stunts Green, Ginger’s Green and Carters Corner

** Concessions are for senior citizens (65+), disabled and students (children under 4 admitted free)

There is currently no public access to the castle interior as we prepare for the return of students to the campus in September. However, we will continue to keep the gatehouse open, allowing visitors to enjoy views of the castle from the inner courtyard as they make their way to the gardens beyond.

Dogs are welcome in the gardens and grounds. Please keep on a lead. Dog waste bins are provided within the grounds.

The main gardens are all wheelchair accessible with reserved parking nearby which is also close to our disabled toilet facility. Ramp access into the courtyard, visitor centre and tea rooms. Please notify staff at the ticket office who can direct and advise you accordingly. We have 2 manual wheelchairs available on a first come first served basis. They can be requested on arrival or reserved prior to your visit by calling 01323 833816.
Carers are admitted free of charge

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.

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

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