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Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle

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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 2 days ago
JAF_Wales
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Lovely gardens

I had a lovely afternoon on a sunny October day with daughter in the gardens. Its evident that a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
woodie49
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Brighton, England
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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
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Reviewed yesterday 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

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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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julieannryan, General Manager at Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 11 September 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

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julieannryan, General Manager at Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 September 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

Thank Amanda8_388
julieannryan, General Manager at Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 4 September 2018

We attended the Medieval Festival at Herstmonceaux Castle for the first time this year. We are a family of 4 with 2 children under 10 years old. We also went with our friends (another family of 4). We all had a brilliant time! we were...More

Thank hannahlou300
julieannryan, General Manager at Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this helpful review. We have passed on to the organisers of the festival.

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Fantastic place to visit and very cheap. The tour (£2:50) with Brian was excellent, can't believe how cheap it was. You've got to do it.

Thank Tim B
julieannryan, General Manager at Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Tim ! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit..

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Had a very interesting tour around the castle and grounds. Glad the building is being maintained as it has so much history.

Thank lindaDorset
julieannryan, General Manager at Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 star review Linda. The history of the castle is fascinating. We hope you will return to the castle and enjoy further visits.

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

My partner and I finally got round to going to this castle on the bank holiday weekend. Although we have not been in the castle as such, the activities on the day of the festival were brilliant. You need quite a bit of cash if...More

Thank Alicia P
HerstmonceuxCastle, Manager at Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

We are very happy to hear that you and your partner had such an enjoyable day at our annual medieval festival on the August bank holiday weekend. Sorry that the rain made it a bit uncomfortable to walk in the gardens, but they are open...More

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Alexandra M
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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
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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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