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Hertford Dark Skies

Hertford Dark Skies

In collaboration with the Hertford Astronomy Group, Bayford Observatory, Herts Wildlife Trust, Dark Skies International and a number of local community and youth groups, the Castle will host an evening of stargazing, educational talks and entertainment.

Tickets: Dark Skies (nuwebgroup.com) 

Tickets numbers were limited this year as this is the first time an event of this nature has been considered. By necessity, the event will have limited lighting, and a proportionate cap on visitor numbers has been imposed for the benefit and safety of those in attendance. 

We may release further tickets nearer the time, so please keep an eye on the website and social media pages for updates. 


  • Last Entry into the Castle Grounds is 6:15pm (strict) as the gates will be shut due to the nature of the event 

  • The Castle grounds can only be accessed by foot at the Castle Gates adjacent to The Wash

  • You are encouraged to bring your own outdoor seating and blankets as this is a primarily outdoors event

  • Suitable warm clothing is advised

  • Food Vendor on site serving hot food and drinks

  • We ask that no buggies are brought onto site for safety 

  • During the event there will be a specific time period where the lights will be turned off. Security, St Johns and Council Staff will be monitoring the grounds for your welfare

  • Walk ways will be suitably lit for your safety.

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.


There is limited 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

Dogs are allowed but MUST be kept on a lead

Terms and Conditions

Tickets are non refundable
Valid for the stated venue and date only
Tickets can not be re-issued and substitute tickets will not be acceptable.

Photography will be taken at this event and will be used for promotional purposes. To view our privacy policy please visit www.hertford.gov.uk

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  • Location icon Hertford Castle
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Thursday, 22nd February 2024

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