Public Open Days
Following an extensive restoration, facilitated by The Vivat Trust, with much support and effort from the local community, and with grants from Historic England and The Heritage Lottery Fund, amongst others, Hadlow Tower is open to the public on 28 days throughout the year.
The Tower has been open to the public from 18 January to 6 April this year, on Thursdays & Fridays and also in February half term and over the Easter holidays. Further dates will be announced for later this year. The dates are generally released 6-8 weeks in advance (and you can book by clicking the button at the bottom of this page when dates are published).
All bookings must be made at least 2 days in advance.
We reserve the right to cancel a specific tour by giving at least 24 hours notice (in which case you will be offered an alternative tour time either on the same day or a future open day of your choosing).
The price for adults is £9.50 and £6.50 for children, plus booking fees.
Any students of architecture or art history will be admitted for free, on provision of suitable evidence. Please email this to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For large parties of 10 or more, please contact us on email@example.com
You will be met at the Castle Gate at your tour start time and escorted through the gardens. These gardens are private and do not belong to the Tower. If you are late, we regret that you will miss your tour as we are not permitted to allow you to enter the gardens unescorted. Please can you respect the residents surrounding the Tower and honour this.
Your tour will include a trip to the viewing platform 150 ft up. On the way, you will be able to read information boards detailing its history and its restoration. There is a climb of approximately 200 steps to the viewing platform at the base of the lantern.
(Please note the viewing platform is approximately 40m above the ground and it can be very windy and much colder than at street level).
PLEASE WAIT AT THE GATES BY THE SIGN FOR
TOURS OF HADLOW TOWER. THE CASTLE
GARDENS ARE PRIVATELY OWNED AND DO NOT
BELONG TO THE TOWER.
VISITORS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENTER THE