highclere castle

Opening Times and Prices 2015

Please also note that admission to the Winter Public Opening and Annual Charity Christmas Fair in December 2014 is by pre-booked tickets only. All tickets for these events are now sold out.

Admission tickets for our Public Opening at Easter 2015 and the Spring Bank Holidays are SOLD OUT.

Our special "Afternoon Tea at the Coach House" is SOLD OUT.

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

Please find details of our Easter and Spring 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



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’.