So much to enjoy at Herstmonceux Castle Estate this summer

22nd July

There’s even more reason to visit Herstmonceux Castle Estate this summer and Autumn with the reduction in season ticket prices – meaning you can visit as many times as you like until 31st October at a reduced cost.

Herstmonceux Castle

As it’s National Picnic Month why not plan a feast with family and friends to enjoy in one of the lovely places in the gardens and grounds, or you can dine in the on site Chestnuts Tea Room. If you need some inspiration for your picnic food visit local Burwash company which specialises in artisan food and drink. You can read their latest press release with ideas for your feast here. Or pop along to your local deli in Heathfield Cuculo for delicious cheeses and meat.

Within the beautiful 300-acre Herstmonceux Castle Estate, you can explore formal gardens, woodland trails, meadows, and lakes, all set around a majestic 15th century moated castle. For younger visitors, there is an outdoor play area and giant tree swing plus a challenge for everyone with the Marlow Rope Maze. In addition, the Nature Explorer and Wildlife Detective Challenge activity sheet will help you learn more about the rich variety of flora and fauna found on the estate.

Since re-opening at Easter, the Herstmonceux Castle Estate has seen many first-time visitors returning who have been drawn to the beautiful setting with plenty of space to roam free. Now, there is a reason to return as 2021 season tickets prices have been reduced, allowing visitors to come back as many times as they like right up to the end of the current season on 31st October 2021*.

To enjoy all the seasonal changes the estate has to offer, pick up an application form on site or apply online today at:

*applies to general admission – not valid for special events.

Herstmonceux Castle Estate is also a wonderful place to hold a wedding, special birthday or event.

The venue is open daily from 10am – 7pm with last admission at 5pm. Visitors are advised to book online but you can arrive on the day and pay with contactless payment. The NHS Test and Trace QR Code poster will be available for you to check in with. Light refreshments including hot and cold drinks will be available from Chestnuts Tearoom from 10am – 5pm (cashless), with a takeaway service and an eat in facility with a few table/chairs inside.

The toilets adjacent to the tearoom will be open and staff will ensure that they are cleaned and serviced throughout the day. Please respect social distancing when using these facilities. The Visitor Centre will be open and the Castle Arts Shop from 11am – 4pm. Castle Tours will not resume at the moment.