A number of local
craftsmen in this old East Sussex village are
continuing the age-old tradition of making
trugs - baskets made from willow set in wooden
Herstmonceux Castle is a 15th century fortified manor house and one of the earliest brick buildings in the country.
At one time it was the home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, which was literally forced to quit the bright lights of London because of its bright lights.
It is now home to the Observatory Science Centre and the Herstmonceux Medieval Festival.
The castle is overlooked by the 12th century All Saints Church.