highclere castle

Opening Times and Prices 2015

The tickets for our 2015 public open season and Afternoon Tea have now sold out. Thank you to those who have pre booked, we look forward to welcoming you.

Don’t forget you can still print your e-tickets from the Gift Shop and Tickets section of our website. Log into your account and visit your order history where they are saved. The Castle Tearooms are available on each day of Public Opening for lunches, tea and coffee.

For those that were unable to pre book a ticket, we do sell a limited number of tickets on the days we are open, please see our opening times and prices below. These tickets are subject to availability and cannot always be guaranteed. Please note if you ‘walk up’ in the morning we may not be able to accommodate you in the castle until after 2pm. There will be NO walk-up tickets to visit the Castle & Egyptian Exhibition on Easter Sunday, 5th April 2015.

We are holding our Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Highclere Castle on Easter Sunday, 5th April 2015. Tickets for this event are available at the gate on the day. Entrance to the Easter Egg Hunt does not include entrance to the Castle or the Exhibition. Please visit the Special Events section of our website for details.

In late April, we have two special tour dates; please visit the Special Events or Gift Shop and Ticket section of our website for details. Other than the open dates listed below, please note that the Castle, Gardens, Grounds and facilities on site will be closed to visitors.

We look forward to another busy season!

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’.