Public Opening Times and Prices

General Public Opening Times and Prices

We are currently closed to visitors however, please check our website for any upcoming events and openings which will be announced on our events page.

2016 Opening Dates

We have now announced our Spring 2016 dates. Please check here to view them. All pre-booked tickets are sold out although walk up tickets will be available each day we are open - these tickets are subject to availability and entrance to the Castle cannot always be guaranteed. Summer 2016 dates will be confirmed and tickets released at the beginning of February.


Saturday 26th March - Sunday 10th April


1st, 2nd and 3rd May 
29th, 30th and 31st May

Summer :

Sunday 10th July - Wednesday 7th September (Sunday to Thursday)
Wednesday 14th September


Please Note: 

  • The Castle, grounds and gardens will be closed to visitors on Fridays and Saturdays during our Summer opening. 
  • On Easter Sunday, 27th March 2016 and the late Bank Holiday, 29th to 31st May 2016, we will have events taking place on the Estate, so please be aware that there will be a higher volume of traffic on site which may slow access to and from the Estate. 


Walk-up Tickets

During our Public Open dates in the Spring and Summer we do sell a number of tickets at the gate. These tickets are subject to availability and entrance to the Castle cannot always be guaranteed.

The Castle gardens, grounds and facilities on site are only open to visitors when the Castle is open on the above dates.

Opening Hours

On the days we are open, the Castle Gift Shop will be open from 10:30am - 5.30pm

  • The Tearooms will be open from 10.30am - 5pm
  • Last admission to the Castle is at 4pm
  • The Grounds and gates will close to visitors at 6pm

Prices (2016 Public Opening)

Ticket Category Adult Price Concession (Students,
Over 60s, & Disabled)
Child Price
(4-16 years)*
Family (2 adults
& 2 or 3 children)
Castle, Exhibition and Gardens £22.00 £20.00 £13.50 £60.00
Castle and Gardens £15.00 £13.50 £10.00 £40.00
Exhibition and Gardens £15.00 £13.50 £10.00 £40.00
Gardens Only £7.00 £7.00 £2.00 N/A


*Children under the age of 4 receive complimentary entry and do not need a ticket. However, please note if your order does include an under 4 or a child ticket we regretfully cannot accommodate you for our set Afternoon Tea – our normal tearooms will be open as usual during our public open dates.

Ticket Details

Visitors are welcome to enjoy the Gardens, Tea Rooms, and Gift Shop throughout the day and outside of the times stated on your tickets. Admission times refer to the period within which you should begin a visit to the Castle itself.

Last admission is at 4:00pm and the Estate closes at 6:00pm.

Please note that pre-booked tickets are non-refundable and as such we encourage you to take care when making your ticket selection. All tickets are issued as e-tickets and are sent via attachment to a confirmation email. Tickets may also be printed from your online account with Highclere Castle’s Gift Shop under ‘Shop & Tickets’.