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Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Medieval Festival August 2018

We attended the Medieval Festival at Herstmonceaux Castle for the first time this year. We are a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fleet, United Kingdom
England's Medieval Festival $ Night Camping Experience

We have just got back from our 4 night camping experience at England's Medieval Festival based at... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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Herstmonceux is renowned for its magnificent moated castle, set in beautiful parkland and superb Elizabethan gardens. The Gardens and Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle embodies the history of medieval England and the romance of renaissance Europe. Your...more
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Wartling Road Entrance, Hailsham BN27 1RN, England
+44 1323 833816
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a trek to get here and I have to say the castle is beautiful but only open for 1 tour a day.mthe grounds and gardens are the main feature and it maybe a result of the extreme weather this year but I found them...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my daughter age 11, my friend and her 2 children age 7 and 5. I opted not to do tour as my daughter has ASD and it would have been to long although she expressed an interest in doing it. The lady at...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended the Medieval Festival at Herstmonceaux Castle for the first time this year. We are a family of 4 with 2 children under 10 years old. We also went with our friends (another family of 4). We all had a brilliant time! we were...More

Thank hannahlou300
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic place to visit and very cheap. The tour (£2:50) with Brian was excellent, can't believe how cheap it was. You've got to do it.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very interesting tour around the castle and grounds. Glad the building is being maintained as it has so much history.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I finally got round to going to this castle on the bank holiday weekend. Although we have not been in the castle as such, the activities on the day of the festival were brilliant. You need quite a bit of cash if...More

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HerstmonceuxCastle, Manager at Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very happy to hear that you and your partner had such an enjoyable day at our annual medieval festival on the August bank holiday weekend. Sorry that the rain made it a bit uncomfortable to walk in the gardens, but they are open...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just got back from our 4 night camping experience at England's Medieval Festival based at Herstmonceux castle, East Sussex. There were some really good aspects of the event and a few bad ones that did retract from the whole experience. Good 1) Helpful...More

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julieannryan, General Manager at Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to send us your feedback, as we are always trying to improve the festival and weekend experience. We are pleased to hear that you felt that our staff were all helpful and friendly, and that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly I was surprised to read a review of Rudd staff! We found the staff very helpful and friendly, with a nice little tea room and reasonable food, again staff ,smiling and talkative . Lovely castle, well worth paying the extra for the tour, as...More

Thank Phillips52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are specific timed tours of the castle which are worth going on. It is reasonably inexpensive and the tour guide was very good in explaining the history of the castle. The grounds and gardens are also well worth a visit too. Certainly worth a...More

Thank Denzal23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So unexpected to find this red brick castle in the countryside. It was the perfect place to visit on a wet day. We had a very knowledgeable tour guide who explained so much to us it was a really good visit although we did not...More

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Alexandra M
6 July 2018|
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Response from Eddie R | Reviewed this property |
Hello, You buy the tickets at the castle ticket office and for value for money you can buy joint tickets for the castle and The Observatory Science Centre. Please note before you visit i would check for availability on the... More
Heather S
28 June 2018|
Response from julieannryan | Property representative |
Hi Heather here is tour times from the website which I am not allowed to add to this message Monday 2nd July 1pm Tuesday 3rd July 1pm Wednesday 4th July 1pm Thursday 5th July 12.30pm Friday 6th July No Public Tour... More