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Getting to the NERC Space Geodesy Facility, Herstmonceux

The SGF is located at Herstmonceux in East Sussex in the grounds of the Bader International Study Centre (BISC).

NERC Space Geodesy Facility
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
BN27 1RN
Tel: +44 (0) 1323 833888

Please enter the castle grounds at the East gate.

By air:

For preference fly to London Gatwick; take the train from the station in the airport to Polegate; and then take a taxi to Herstmonceux Castle. From London Heathrow take the Underground from the airport to Victoria mainline station, then take the Polegate train.

By train:

From London Victoria go to Polegate; from London Charing Cross go to Battle. Taxis for Herstmonceux Castle are readily available in both places.

By road:

Google Maps
SAT-NAV users: Do NOT use the address postcode, but instead enter into your machine the following latitude and longitude coordinates: 50.86856N and 0.34859E. These will lead you into the grounds of the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux Castle, via the East gate. See further 'inside the grounds' directions below in order to reach SGF.
  • Via A27 (Brighton road) to Pevensey, then local road to Wartling and Herstmonceux Castle.
  • Via A22 (Eastbourne road) to Horsebridge, then A271 to Windmill Hill and then on local road to Herstmonceux Castle en-route to Wartling.
  • Via A21 (Hastings road) to Battle, then A271 to Boreham Street and then on local road to Herstmonceux Castle en-route to Wartling.

  • Inside the grounds:

    Please identify yourself via the intercom at the barrier (if down) or at the pay hut further inside (when the grounds are open to the public between Easter and the end of October – 10:00 to 18:00) Beware of a total of 5 speed humps before you get to SGF Proceed across the front of the castle, straight up the hill the other side and turn left at the top, with signpost to 'Bader Hall'; SGF (red brick building + 2 white domes) is 100m on left Telephone: (01323) 833888 if required.