Bader International Study Centre

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at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

The BADER INTERNATIONAL

STUDY CENTRE

at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Contact

Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment

At Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment we are the first point of contact in your application process. We are responsible for recruitment events, providing information about entrance requirements, and processing applications.

Gordon Hall, 74 Union Street
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Canada, K7L 3N6

Phone: +1 (613) 533-2218
Fax: +1 (613) 533-6810
Email: castle@queensu.ca

 

BISC Welcome Team

The BISC Welcome Team provides information about topics such as visiting the BISC, CAS number allocations, UK visa applications, health insurance, arrivals and departures, and residence.

Bader International Study Centre
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN

Phone: +44 1323 834444
Fax: +44 1323 834499
Email: welcome@bisc.queensu.ac.uk

 

Getting to the BISC

Travel by Public Transport

From Heathrow Airport

  • Take the National Express coach connection to Gatwick airport. Tickets can be purchased at the bus and coach information desk, located in terminals 1, 3, 4, and 5 or on the bus itself. This bus service takes approximately 70 minutes and costs approximately £30.00.
  • Once at Gatwick, catch the train to Polegate directly from the train station at the airport. The journey will take approximately 40 minutes. For more information about rail connections and departure times, check the National Rail website.
  • Once at Polegate Station take a taxi from the station to the Castle. Ask the driver to take you to Bader Hall via the East Gate of Herstmonceux Castle, located on Wartling Road. The BISC's preferred taxi provider is Harbourside Taxis of Polegate. A discounted rate of around £13 can be negotiated if you book in advance on 0800 1699532. Their fleet consists of 4, 6, and 8 seater vehicles.

Directions via Google Maps

From Gatwick Airport

  • Catch the train to Polegate directly from the train station at the airport. The journey will take approximately 40 minutes. For more information about rail connections and departure times, check the National Rail website.
  • Once at Polegate Station take a taxi from the station to the Castle. Ask the driver to take you to Bader Hall via the East Gate of Herstmonceux Castle, located on Wartling Road. The BISC's preferred taxi provider is Harbourside Taxis of Polegate. A discounted rate of around £13 can be negotiated if you book in advance on 0800 1699532. Their fleet consists of 4, 6, and 8 seater vehicles.
Travel by Car

From Heathrow Airport

  • Follow the signs for M25 - Gatwick Airport.
  • Follow the M25 and turn onto the M23 towards Gatwick Airport.
  • Follow the M23 south towards the A23 (M23 becomes the A23).
  • North of Brighton, turn east on the A27 (towards Lewes).
  • Follow the A27 toward Polegate and Bexhill.
  • Approximately 3 miles beyond Polegate at the Esso Roundabout follow the road to Herstmonceux.
  • The East Gate of Herstmonceux Castle is about 3 miles up this road, 1 mile north of Wartling.

Directions via Google Maps

From Gatwick Airport

  • Follow the M25 and turn onto the M23 towards Gatwick Airport.
  • Follow the M23 south towards the A23 (M23 becomes the A23).
  • North of Brighton, turn east on the A27 (towards Lewes).
  • Follow the A27 toward Polegate and Bexhill.
  • Approximately 3 miles beyond Polegate at the Esso Roundabout follow the road to Herstmonceux.
  • The East Gate of Herstmonceux Castle is about 3 miles up this road, 1 mile north of Wartling.
Accommodation

Bader Hall runs Bed and Breakfast facilities for families visiting students. Young people of student age may book a room in the student wing at a reduced price. Students (if in a single room) may have an overnight guest free of charge (for no more than 3 nights per term). You can book by emailing accom@bisc.queensu.ac.uk or calling +44 1323 834400.

There are also many very good hotels, hostels and guest houses in the local area. Church Road (adjacent to the Castle) has several guest houses. The Lamb Inn is highly recommended for a typical English country experience and is within a 30-minute walk of the Castle.