highclere castle

Opening Times and Prices 2014

Please find details of our Spring and Summer 2014 Public Opening Dates below:


Open: Sunday 4th, Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th May

Open: Sunday 25th, Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th May


Open: Sunday 13th July – 28thJuly. (Closed Fridays and Saturdays).

CLOSED 29TH JULY – 5TH AUGUST (for special Heroes at Highclere event).

Pre-bookable tickets are available for those wishing to support the Heroes at Highclere event on Sunday, 3rd August. Click here for our ticket website.

Open: Wednesday 6th August – Wednesday 17th September. (Closed Fridays and Saturdays).

Walk Up Tickets

Although all of our pre book tickets have now sold out we do sell additional tickets each day we are open. These tickets will be available to purchase throughout the day but you may wish to avoid our busy periods at 11:00am and 1:00pm. 

Please note that the Castle and Grounds are entirely closed for walk up tickets from Tuesday 29th July to Tuesday 5th August inclusive.

Click here to purchase online tickets. Please check our website regularly for any additional open dates or Special Events that may be added.


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:

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 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’.