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Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle

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Beautiful setting

Lovely place to walk round with the dogs, stunning walk, lovely plants and trees, the castle is... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Taniabellamia
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Lovely walled and rose gardens

This was our first visit and although the castle was not open we enjoyed wandering around the... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
JAF_Wales
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Cardiff, 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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Wartling Road Entrance, Hailsham BN27 1RN, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Herstmonceux Castle is absolutely picturesque and stunning without a doubt and the most beautiful castle I have ever seen... it has much history to learn also... The yearly medieval festival held here is great because of the stunning castle and grounds. Also it plays part...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

The grounds are beautiful but a must is a tour of the castle the guides are very knowledgeable and make the tour fun and interesting

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Have been more than once and it's a lovely place to just walk around. The castle is beautiful and really enjoyed getting to look around inside and learn about it's history. Went to the medieval festival this year with my family a we had a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to walk round with the dogs, stunning walk, lovely plants and trees, the castle is gorgeous. Great for photography. Loads of parking, nice coffee shop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Taniabellamia
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

The main thing here seemed to be families and people walking dogs. The formal gardens are small, but probably lovely in the summer. There are extensive grounds for long walks. The tour of the house was interesting, but there's very little to see. The guide...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit and although the castle was not open we enjoyed wandering around the gardens. We particularly liked the rose garden which still had many flowers even this late in October. The autumn colours on the trees looked great too. It would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JAF_Wales
Reviewed October 20, 2018

I had a lovely afternoon on a sunny October day with daughter in the gardens. Its evident that a lot of time and effort goes into maintaining tim and the box was being trimmed as we walked round. We wandered through the woods but the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

One of the few brick castles in the UK ,now owned by Queens University Onterio Canada and used now as a campus for a broad range of studies.Guided tours inside the castle only extra £2 .nice gardens and extensive estate .like many places best to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tripper1942
julieannryan, General Manager at Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Thank you for your helpful review. We hope you will visit the castle, gardens and grounds again.

Reviewed September 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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julieannryan, General Manager at Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. At this time of year we, during the week we can only offer one tour per day as the castle is a campus for Queen's University (Canada). The hot summer weather did take its toll...More

Reviewed September 4, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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julieannryan, General Manager at Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Thank you Amanda for this helpful 5 star review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the castle and hope you return with your daughter and friends.

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Alexandra M
July 6, 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
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Heather S
June 28, 2018|
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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
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