Hertford Castle will open for visitors to explore the Grade 1 listed building on Sunday 31st October 2021 from 12 noon to 4pm.
Inside the Castle, guests are welcome to visit the basement, which features themed rooms such as ‘dungeons’, ‘Victorian kitchen’, ‘stock room’ and ‘Court Room’. The Downshire Suite, the Mayor’s Parlour and Robing Room will also be open to the public, and volunteers will be on hand to help answer queries.
Entry to the event is free to attend, although donations to the Mayor’s charities are welcomed.
Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis, so visitors are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment. Capacity limits are in place in the building to keep visitors and staff safe. Once capacity is reached, entry will be on a one-out, one-in basis.
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 coincides with the final day of the free Autumn Trail taking place in the Castle Grounds, where local businesses and organisations have provided seasonal displays for families to enjoy. This is the ideal opportunity to combine exploring the Castle with uncovering the treasures of autumn hidden around the ancient trees, flower gardens and castle walls.
Chairman of Hertford Town Council’s Development and Leisure Committee, Cllr Jane Sartin, said: “We are so lucky to have a building with so much history in the heart of the town. I’m always surprised by how many people who live locally have never been inside, and this is a great opportunity to visit on the final Castle Open Day of the year.”