highclere castle

Opening Times and Prices 2014 & 2015

Highclere Castle and Grounds are now closed.

We are delighted to announce that we will be opening for two days of Public Opening and two days of Christmas Fair in December 2014.

Our Christmas Fair will be held on the 3rd and 4th December.

Our Public Open dates will be the 6th and 7th December.

Tickets for these events must be pre-booked through our website and will be available in early October, please check the website for the latest information. We regret that we cannot accept any form of pre-registration for these tickets.

We hope to announce our 2015 Public Opening Schedule through our website in the coming months. Tickets will then follow. Please keep an eye on our website for all updates of information.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Prices: Below are the 2014 prices, our 2015 prices will be very similar.

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





Castle and Gardens





Exhibition and Gardens





Gardens Only





*Children under the age of 4 receive complimentary entry and do not need a ticket.

Ticket Details:

Our Special December opening will be confirmed and tickets released at the beginning of October. Our 2015 Spring and Easter dates will be confirmed at the start of November. Please check back for details.

We highly recommend pre-booking your tickets to visit Highclere Castle as this is the only way to guarantee your entry on a specific date.

To pre-book your tickets or to view additional open dates or Special Events that may be added, please visit our Shop & Tickets. Tickets can only be booked online through our website.

When you purchase your ticket you will need to select an Am or Pm admission time. The Castle will open its doors at 10:30am for those with Am admission tickets. Afternoon Admission to the Castle will begin at 1:00pm.

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