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Lovely area

Had a great afternoon at "Rock in the Castle" in the beautiful sunshine ! Good music, views and... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
David S
Enfield, United Kingdom
Pretty gentrified market town

First visit in many years proved to be a pleasant surprise. It's been transformed from a dreary... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Hertford Castle Gatehouse is a Grade 1 listed building. The Castle grounds are open to the public free of charge 7 days a week. Throughout the year the Castle opens to the public free of charge. Hertford Town Council organise events for all ages...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
The Castle, Hertford SG14 1HR, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited many times over the last 50 years, and the park and castle have been well looked after over this time. Theres a little piece of history here. Its worth visiting!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GlynisL348
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

11 years ago we stood proudly on another Remembrance Sunday as Joe was 1 of 4 cadets who were on sentry duty at Hertford Cenotaph. This was partly because serving armed forces personnel and reserves were involved in combat overseas. Today 3 of 4 Masseys...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Hertford castle is a beautiful place to visit. The gardens and surrounding area is wonderful. This is a suitable place for all ages to enjoy

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Came here this Saturday to see the cascade of poppies. Beautiful to see from a distance and close up! Hours of work has gone into the making of these poppies and please go see before they go!! You won’t be disappointed! Highly recommend 😁

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Toyah1
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent place This is very moving Please support if you are local Exhibit inside to show you how the roll was made 15.000 Poppy’s one for each of our brave men

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Had a great afternoon at "Rock in the Castle" in the beautiful sunshine ! Good music, views and bars to enjoy on a very hot afternoon. Very well attended and even had to queue to get it but it was worth it. A most enjoyable...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed 28 July 2018

First visit in many years proved to be a pleasant surprise. It's been transformed from a dreary, uninteresting little place into a thriving, busy small town. Nothing remarkable about the shops except that all is easily accessible on foot (traffic is a bit of a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sotontraveller
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Really nice visit to Hertford castle with my friends on a beautiful Summer's day. Would visit again someday.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mostexcellent2018
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Well worth a visit in this attractive town with its location inside the park so a good place to take your picnic. Really a Keep not a castle but does not lessen the attraction

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Johntherunner
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I have visited this place many times in the past and have very fond memories of it with friends. A great place full of life and a wonderful river full of ducks and other creatures. A main issue are all the teenagers hanging out around...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Geoff L
2 July 2016|
Response from HertfordCastle | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. The castle grounds are open to the public free of charge 7 days a week. The castle is a working building so is only available to clients who hire rooms for weddings, private and corporate... More