Herstmonceux Castle Estate



Wartling Road Entrance, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN

Tel: +44 01323 833816

Herstmonceux Castle Estate


Come and enjoy an enchanting day out in the East Sussex countryside. Explore formal gardens, woodland trails, meadows and lakes, set around a majestic 15th century moated castle

The 300-acre estate is sympathetically managed to provide a haven for a wide variety of flora and fauna.

There is Chestnuts Tea Room, the Castle Gift Shop, an outside children’s play, the Marlow Rope Maze and even a folly in the style of a Georgian house with its own walled garden.

Reduced rates for groups of 15+

Please note that the castle is a working university and not generally open to the public.


The Herstmonceux Castle estate is a great location for your wedding. Outside you and your guests can enjoy acres of parkland, carefully maintained lawns and formal period gardens containing hundreds of species of flowers and plants as well as an enclosed courtyard and bridge entrance over the castle moat.

Inside we have a range of beautiful rooms to choose from. Depending on the size of your party we can provide an intimate rustic room with open fireplace and high ceilings, or should you have a grand banquet in mind our magnificent ballroom is ideal for a reception to remember.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Children Under 4 / CarersFree
Senior Citizens (65+) / Disabled/ Students£7.00


Map & Directions


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Silver Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Silver 2023

Opening Times

2024 (12 Apr 2024 - 2 Nov 2024)

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