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Cars at the Castle

Cars at the Castle

Cars at the Castle is one of the largest FREE car shows in Hertfordshire, with over 70 exhibiting modern to vintage cars and motorcycles set within the picturesque grounds of Hertford Castle.

Plus! New for 2024, in collaboration with British Cycling, the Island Lawn will be transformed into a mini 'Cyclo-Cross' track. Designed for novices, visitors are invited to bring along their bike and give it a try! Helmets are required, gloves are recommended. Hertford based business, Highway Cycles, will also have a stand on the Island Lawn with a selection of their electric bikes, which visitors will be able to enjoy.

With live music, food and drinks stalls, and the Castle open for the public to explore, there is something for everyone.

Note for exhibitors: This event is now at full capacity. To be added to a waiting list to exhibit your vehicle please email events@hertford.gov.uk

Event Sponsorship

Hertford Town Council would like to thank official events sponsors: 

Gates and G3 Pro from Farécla

Gates are a family-owned and operated Ford Main Dealer with dealerships across Hertfordshire, Essex, and London. 

Established in 1920, they have been involved in many local and community events over the years with 2024 being no exception. Gates are delighted to be sponsoring “Cars at the Castle” in Hertford once again this year and are excited to be attending this year’s show with a selection of their latest New Ford Cars on display. The Gates’ Events Team are looking forward to the event and to meeting local car enthusiasts and visitors alike.

Farécla’s range of polishing compounds and finishing products are well-loved and trusted by body repair specialists around the world.

Established in Britain in 1952 and based in Ware, Farécla’s team of chemists have developed a range of proprietary abrasive technologies which form the basis of their products (e.g. G360 Super Fast Compound) used by car manufacturers and trade professionals. 

G3 Pro from Farécla brings these years of expertise in paint repair and restoration, and instils them into a range of interior and exterior detailing products for car care enthusiasts and professional detailers alike.

CLEAN the surface in the safest way to prevent damage.
RESTORE the surface after cleaning to enhance its condition.
FINISH by sealing the restored surface, to protect and enrich the shine.

The G3 Pro range can be used on a wide variety of surfaces, across cars, motorbikes, boats, caravans, and motorhomes.

The Farecla team will be in attendance at Cars at the Castle offering demonstrations, guidance and expertise on paint rectification throughout the show.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event please click here.

Event Information 


Hertford Castle, Castle Street, SG14 1HR 

Entry information 

The event is FREE of charge to attend, you are however welcome to donate to the Mayor of Hertford’s Charity Appeal Fund

The Castle grounds can be accessed by foot at any of the following pedestrian gates: Castle Street, St Andrew Street Car Park, Main Castle Gate off The Wash or through the Moat Garden on Castle Street.

Travelling to the Event

Hertford Town Council declared a Climate Emergency in July 2023 and has committed to taking action to protect human health and our natural world to the maximum extent its powers allow. We therefore encourage people to come to our events by public or active transport. The two Hertford railway stations, Hertford North and Hertford East, are a short walk from the Castle, and bus services are available to the Wash and Hertford bus station. Please visit National Rail for live train times and Intalink for bus routes.


Unfortunately, there is no public parking at Hertford Castle (including disabled) but there are a number of car parks close to the Castle. Please click here to download a map of the local car parks. 


Toilets are located to the side of the main lawn on the footpath by the Ashley Webb Shelter. 

Disabled toilets & baby changing facilities are available inside the castle, please speak to a volunteer for access. 

First aid will be provided by St John's Ambulance and will be located on the main lawn.

Please note that the Castle is not suitable for wheelchair users due to the spiral staircase.

Dogs are welcome, however they must be kept on a lead at all times and we kindly ask that dog waste is picked up and put in the bins provided.

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  • Location icon Hertford Castle
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Sunday, 2nd June 2024

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