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Hertford Castle Open Day - Guided Tours

Hertford Castle Open Day - Guided Tours

Discover the history and explore Hertford Castle with a guided tour of inside and outside the Castle. Led by the Friends of Hertford Castle, an invaluable group of volunteers, who have a wealth of historical knowledge, this guided tour of Hertford Castle allows you to explore the Castle rooms and showcases the Castle's amazing history over the years from William the Conqueror to the present day. Following the tour, visitors can purchase refreshments on the lawn, supplied by local charity, Future Hope, and enjoy music performed by the Richard Hale school band. 

  • The tour is FREE.

  • Tours will operate every 30 mins from 12 pm, with the last tour at 3.30 pm.

  • Tours last for approximately 1hr 15 mins and each tour has a maximum capacity of 20 visitors.

  • Unfortunately, the building is not suitable for wheelchairs, prams or anyone with restricted mobility due to stairs.

Although sign up is possible on the day, to avoid disappointment we ask that you book your slot in advance by clicking the following: 

View tour times and book 

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. This year supporting Mudlarks and the Mudlarks and Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

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, through the Moat Garden on Castle Street, or the gate off of Gascoyne Way. 


There is no parking at Hertford Castle (including disabled) but there are a number of public car parks close to the Castle. Please click here for more information and map of the local car parks. 


Portable toilets are located at the back entrance to the Castle by the main lawn.

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

First Aid will be provided by fully trained Hertford Town Council Officers.

Quick overview

  • Location icon Hertford Castle
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Sunday, 29th October 2023

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