Surrounded by the beautiful East Sussex countryside, the 300 acre Herstmonceux estate is home to the moated 15th Century Herstmonceux Castle, the oldest brick building of note still standing in England. Its themed and formal gardens, woodland walks and nature trails offer a tranquil escape from the bustle of modern day life.
In addition to being a popular tourist attraction from March through to October, Herstmonceux Castle also operates as an International Study Centre for Queen’s University in Canada. It attracts international students every year who come to study within this unique and peaceful setting. As such, the Castle is not freely open to the public. However, tours which last approximately one hour are scheduled around academic timetables as well as conferences and events. Tour dates are usually shown in advance on the website but it is always advisable to check with the ticket office on arrival about availability.
Throughout the year the Castle plays host to both public and corporate events, residential conferences and is also a popular venue for weddings.