highclere castle

Opening Times and Prices 2015

Admission tickets for our Summer 2015 public opening are now on sale. Click here to go to out ticket website.

We are holding our Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Highclere Castle on Easter Sunday, 5th April 2015. Entrance to the Easter Egg Hunt does not include entrance to the Castle & Exhibition. Please click HERE for more information regarding the Easter Egg Hunt.

As a result, there there will be NO walk-up tickets to visit the Castle & Egyptian Exhibition on Easter Sunday, 5th April 2015.

Our special "Afternoon Tea at the Coach House" at Easter 2015 and the Spring Bank Holidays is SOLD OUT.

However, all the Castle Tearooms will be open as usual.

Please find details of our 2015 Public Open Dates below:


Sunday 29th March – Thursday 2nd April

CLOSED Friday 3rd April

Saturday 4th April – Sunday 12th April


Sunday 3rd, Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th May

Sunday 24th, Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th May


Sunday 12th July – Thursday 10th September (Closed Fridays and Saturdays)


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 5:30pm.

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’.