Herstmonceux castle and it's reflection in still moat water

Herstmonceux Castle Estate - CLOSED for repairs


Find out more information about the temporary closure

300 acres of carefully managed woodland and beautiful gardens, all surrounding a red brick, 15th century, moated castle.

There is currently no public access to the castle interior. However,  visitors can still enter through the gatehouse to enjoy views of the castle from the inner courtyard as they make their way to the gardens beyond.


There is a café with indoor and outdoor seating – tables and chairs. There is wheelchair access via a door at the back. There is a very short slope into the building. You will need to be able to ask staff to open the door, or you can call in advance to say you are coming, Tel number 01323 834494 
Please speak to staff if you wish to bring an assistance dog in to the café. 
Large Print menu available.
The café offers gluten free bread and soya milk. 

Disabled Parking & Drop-off
  • Designated Disabled Parking

There are 2 bays for disabled parking, staff at the entrance will tell you where to find them

  • Accessible Toilets

One accessible toilet

The grounds are generally level and paved 

Leaflets are available which show wheelchair accessible route through gardens.

There is a ramp with handrail leading into a further section of the gardens

Entrance via a short slope with handrail, slight ledge

About half of the displays are at a height suitable for wheelchair users


Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, BN27 1RN

This page was last updated on 14 Feb 2024