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Herstmonceux Castle

Hailsham BN27 1RN, UK

Iconic Buildings

About Herstmonceux Castle

This 15th Century moated castle is set in 550 acres of glorious woodland and gardens. Visit the tearoom, visitor centre and children’s woodland play area and take a leisurely walk along the nature trail. Don’t forget the beautiful gardens. The castle was renowned for being one of the first buildings to use that material in England, and was built using bricks taken from the local clay, by builders from Flanders.



Attractions near Herstmonceux Castle

The Observatory Science Centre0.51km from Herstmonceux Castle

The Observatory Science Centre is one of the leading "hands-on" science centres with over 100 exhibits. As the former home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with its domes and telescopes, visitors can savour the unique atmosphere of a site where astronomers studied the heavens from 1950s to 1980s.

Pevensey Castle5.6km from Herstmonceux Castle

Pevensey Castle’s impressive ruins stand on what was once a peninsula projecting from the Sussex coast. This naturally defensible site, first fortified by the Romans, was most famously the place where the Norman Conquest of England began. It is a great family day out in East Sussex, encompassing rich history and fun things to do and see for adults and children.

Cuckoo Trail5.95km from Herstmonceux Castle

The Cuckoo Trail is one of the most popular family cycle rides in the South East. The trail takes you through woodland, open grassland, and pasture. Along the way you can spot green woodpeckers, orchids, seasonal wildflowers, oak sculptures and carved wooden seats. One of the iconic location where you can spend some good time with your family.

Pevensey Bay Beach6.53km from Herstmonceux Castle

Pevensey Bay is an old fishing village founded in the 1600's as Wallsend , the end of the sea wall from Eastbourne. One of the iconic location where you can spend some nice time in this beautiful seaside with your loved ones.

Sovereign Harbour8.52km from Herstmonceux Castle

Sovereign Harbour is northern Europe’s largest composite marina complex and boasts four linked harbours and the hugely popular Waterfront retail and restaurant development. Here you can also enjoy a thirty-minute marina boat trip, or if you’d like to venture a little further charter one of the boats within Sovereign Harbour Marina for a fishing, sightseeing or diving trip.

Michelham Priory8.83km from Herstmonceux Castle

Michelham Priory is a family-friendly museum with hands-on activities for children. Explore Michelham’s fascinating 800 year history, from its foundation by Augustinian canons, through the destruction caused by the dissolution of the monasteries in Tudor times and into its later life as a country house. Explore eight hundred years of history in the house and gatehouse with hands-on activities and displays of furniture and artefacts. Rooms include an interactive Victorian kitchen, our WWII evacue

Where is Herstmonceux Castle

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East Sussex is a county in South East England. It is bordered by the counties of Kent to the north and east, West Sussex to the west, and Surrey for a short distance to the north-west, as well as the English Channel to the south.