view of the castle over the moat framed by a large tree and yellow flowers

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This 15th Century moated castle is set in 550 acres of glorious woodland and gardens.


The Castle is currently closed and not expected to re-open to the public during 2024.  There are some structural repairs required to the building so as a precaution the Castle is now closed until further notice.

Guide Prices

Daily rates:

Gardens & Grounds Only:
Adults, £6.00
Children (under 15), £3.00
Children (under 5), Free
Concessions, £5.00
Family of 4 (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children) £14.00
Family of 5 (2 adults + 3 children or 1 adult + 4 children) £17.00

Castle Tours:
Adults £2.50
Children (under 15), £1.00
Children (under 5), Free
Concessions, £2.50

Castle Tours:
Limited Wheelchair access

Joint tickets are available for the gardens and grounds and The Science Centre. A whole day's visit is recommended.

Group rates and private tours available (minimum 15+)
For bookings call 01323 834457.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptions


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Telephone (public)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

The nearest railway station is Polegate, which is 4 miles away.

Herstmonceux Castle Gardens and Grounds


Wartling Road, Hailsham, EAST SUSSEX, BN27 1RN

Tel: 01323 833816

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