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The Observatory Science Centre
0.51km 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.
5.6km 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.
5.95km 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 Beach
6.53km 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.
8.52km 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.
8.83km 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
9.61km from Herstmonceux Castle
Egerton Park offers something for everyone from leisurely walks around the lakes to a more vigorous workout at the fitness area. Enjoy a game of tennis on one of the outdoor courts, try your hand at bowls or take a boat out on the lake. Children of all ages will love the play zone with a range of exciting equipment including a zip-wire, climbing unit with treehouse, and sand play area.
9.63km from Herstmonceux Castle
Bexhill Museum offers something for everyone from local history and archaeology to fashion and Bexhill’s motor heritage.The unique collections are housed in a distinctive building which combines a traditional Edwardian museum with a modern extension. Main galleries include costume and motor racing heritage as well as local archaeology and history, dinosaurs and fossils, natural history and geology, social history and cultures of other lands, local arts and crafts.
Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway
9.69km from Herstmonceux Castle
Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway offers a journey behind the famous one-eighth scale miniature locomotives as they meander for nearly a mile around the beautiful country park. Several miniature steam trains operate here, running on a track around this tranquil country park. Travel on one of the trains or observe the locomotives in action as they chug along. Bring the kids to the adventure playground to enjoy slides, swings, and more.
10.23km from Herstmonceux Castle
Princes Park features a range of gardens, children's play, boating lake and wildlife. The central feature of the park is a large artificial lake where local model yachts and powerboats are often raced by 2 local clubs, but at other times you may see groups of swans swimming freely. Nearby, Spray Watersports teach sailing and windsurfing skills to all ages from 6 years old upwards.
10.35km from Herstmonceux Castle
Bexhill is a Sand & shingle beach located near Bexhill in East Sussex. This beach was beautified with by some fantastic pieces of modernist architecture and is home to all of the seaside attractions you associate with a heart-warming day at the beach. One of the beautiful beach where you can spend some nice time with your loved ones.
10.37km from Herstmonceux Castle
Farleys House near Chiddingly, East Sussex, has been converted into a museum and archive featuring the lives and work of its former residents, the photographer Lee Miller and the Surrealist artist Roland Penrose. It also houses a collection of contemporary art by their friends Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Max Ernst and Joan Miró.
10.42km from Herstmonceux Castle
Eastbourne offers more than 3 miles of vast shingle beaches offering sand, and in some cases rock pooling opportunities, at low tide. From stunning cliffs and a Marine Conservation Area at Holywell, to windsurfing off Royal Parade and fishing at Harbour Reach, our array of beaches offer the perfect spot to suit everyone. The seafront is made up of mostly Victorian buildings which are split in half by Eastbourne Pier.
Treasure Island Adventure Park
10.69km from Herstmonceux Castle
Treasure Island is a Pirate Themed Adventure Park in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Indoor and outdoor attractions offer you a great day out - whatever the weather. Climb aboard Long John Silver's shipwreck with slides, bridges, netted walkways and zip slide. Enjoy the spacious parkland or splash in the paddling lagoon & look for treasure in the sandy beach.
10.8km from Herstmonceux Castle
Combe Haven Holiday Park is situated in the beautiful Hastings countryside, with breath-taking views over the English Channel. There are a lot of things to do on park for kids big and small, including a heated indoor and outdoor pool with our amazing Space Bowl flume, grab a bow and arrow and go for bullseye in our indoor archery range or for the more creative ones.
10.95km from Herstmonceux Castle
Eastbourne Redoubt is a circular coastal defence fort at Eastbourne, East Sussex, on the south coast of England. It was built in 1805 as part of the British anti-invasion preparations during the Napoleonic Wars. Visitors to the Redoubt can now explore the fortress, discovering the stories of the people who lived there throughout its 200-year history.
11.52km from Herstmonceux Castle
Battle Abbey is a partially ruined Benedictine abbey in Battle, East Sussex, England. The abbey was built on the site of the Battle of Hastings and dedicated to St Martin of Tours. It is a Scheduled Monument. Much of the battlefield became part of the abbey’s great park, which formed the core of a country estate after the abbey’s suppression in 1538.
11.82km from Herstmonceux Castle
Eastbourne Pier is a seaside pleasure pier in Eastbourne, East Sussex, on the south coast of England. Its stunning seafront landmark is fully open for business with a brand new walkway since the fire of 2014. It stunning seafront landmark is fully open for business with a brand new walkway since the fire of 2014.
Long Man of Wilmington
12.46km from Herstmonceux Castle
The Long Man is Europe’s largest portrayal of the human form, dating back to at least 1710 when the surveyor John Rowley illustrated the figure. The Long Man is 235 feet tall, holds two "staves", and is designed to look in proportion when viewed from below.
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Hailsham BN27 1RN, UK
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.