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 dates are generally released 4-6 weeks in advance and you can book by clicking the button at the bottom of this page.
All bookings must be made at least 7 days in advance.
We recommend that you book the first available tour of the day. If you would like to book another time then you are welcome to do so, but if we do not have sufficient numbers then we reserve the right to cancel a specific tour by giving at least 48 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).
We recommend you book the first available tour of the day to reduce the chances of your tour being cancelled.
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. Missed tours will not be deferred or refunded.
On the ground floor of the Tower, you will be able to read information boards detailing its history and its restoration. You will then be taken by lift to the 5th floor, whereupon there is a climb of approximately 200 steps to the viewing platform at the base of the lantern. The rest of the property is now private living accommodation.
(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