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The Castle

Set in the heart of the English countryside, the Herstmonceux estate consists of 550 acres of rolling Sussex landscape, approximately 2 hours south of London, and half an hour east of Brighton. As well as being an International Study Centre, the castle’s gardens and grounds attract visitors from around the UK and the world. Visitors can take in the changing seasons from spring to late summer where snowdrops are replaced by daffodils, then bluebells, before tulips and our summer roses.

The grounds are also home to a staggering variety of flora and fauna with wild orchids, rare fungi and creatures such as lizards, woodpeckers, kingfishers, and deer. Nearer the castle and gardens you will often stroll past ducks, a heron that patrols the moat, our resident peacock, and of course Canada geese.

Various events take place throughout the year, including theatre productions, operatic performances, and antiques fairs. Students are welcome to buy tickets to these, and where possible tickets are provided at a discounted rate, if not free.

Find out more by visiting the Herstmonceux Castle website where you can see the gallery, a list of upcoming events as well as a blog that explains the work that is going on within the gardens and grounds of Herstmonceux Castle.

Map of the Castle Estate

Herstmonceux Castle & Moat

The Courtyard

Herstmonceux Castle in the snow

The Folly

Castle Drawbridge

The Elizabethan Gardens

Bader College (Queen’s University, Canada) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is fair, positive, and supportive for all members of our community.
We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives.
Bader College supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.   

*Equity: Substantive fairness for everyone thereby ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups are able to achieve full participation in the university (ader College). 

**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups. 

***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working. 

Land acknowledgement: Queen’s University, Canada is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

Bader College
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
Phone: +44 1323 834444
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