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Hertford Castle Open Day and Guided Tours

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Hertford Castle Open Day Poster

Sunday 30th October 12noon – 4pm

Hertford Town Council will be opening Hertford Castle for visitors to explore and enjoy a guided tour of the Grade 1 listed building on Sunday 30th October 2022 from 12 noon to 4pm.

Inside the Castle, guests will be guided by our volunteers from the Friends of Hertford Castle through The Downshire Suite, the Mayor’s Parlour and Robing Room before heading down to the basement, which features themed rooms such as ‘dungeons’ and the ‘Victorian kitchen’. Our volunteers will be on hand to impart their historical knowledge of the Castle and answer question.

Entry to the event is free to attend, although donations to the Mayor of Hertford’s chosen charities for the year, Hertford Dramatic & Operatic Society and Future Hope are welcomed.

Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis on the day, so visitors are advised to arrive early to sign up for an allocated time slot. 

Please note, the building is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchairs, prams or anyone with restricted mobility due to spiral staircases.

The Hertford Castle Open Day and Guided Tours coincides with the final day of the free Autumn Trail taking place in the town centre and Castle grounds, where visitors are invited to explore and enjoy the harvest theme. 

There will also be a brass band concert playing on the Castle Lawn and refreshments available to purchase.

Chairman of Hertford Town Council’s Development and Leisure Committee, Cllr Jane Sartin, said "The Friends of Hertford Castle are passionate about the history of the Castle, so this is a great opportunity for everyone who would like to know more about this building which has sat at the heart of our town for many centuries to learn more about it on a tour".

For more information on the Hertford Castle Open Day please visit www.hertford.gov.uk/events 

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