Things to do at Herstmonceux Castle review
Herstmonceux Castle near Hailsham in East Sussex is a 15th Century castle. The castle is one of the most picturesque in the UK with a water-filled moat. There are 300 acres of gardens and grounds to explore plus tours of the castle.
The castle is one of the oldest significant brick buildings still standing in England. The property is Grade II* listed. There are a variety of themed gardens with the Elizabethan garden being the biggest and the most prestigious. Other gardens include the Sundial and Rose garden, Shakespeare garden, Shady garden and more.
Kids will love the enchanted magic garden. Along the woodland walk, there is a Folly to be found and if you visit at the right time of year the woods are full of bluebells. The castle hosts family-friendly events throughout the year. You can also book on exclusive experiences such as castle tours, falconry experiences and forestry school.
Make sure you pick up the family quiz activity sheet when you arrive. There is also the Marlow rope maze to find your way around and a new children’s adventure play area.
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FAQ and Further Information Herstmonceux Castle
Is there food and drink available?
There is a tea room serving hot and cold food and drinks. You can picnic in the grounds.
What are the main things to do?
Castle tours, extensive gardens and woodland, adventure play area, maze and activity trail. There are toilets and a tea room.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. Adult tickets are £8.00, children 4-17 are £3.50 and under 4s are free. Other pricing options including season tickets are available. Castle tours are around £2 extra per person.
Is there parking?
There is a large on-site car park.
When are they open?
Herstmonceux Castle is open from Spring to Autumn. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Dogs are welcome in the gardens and grounds on a lead.
Are they accessible?
The main gardens are wheelchair accessible with reserved parking nearby. There are disabled toilets. No other information has been provided.
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