Public Opening Times and Prices

General Public Opening Times and Prices

Highclere Castle is delighted to announce its Easter and Spring open dates for 2017. Please click here to book tickets.

We have also released tickets for Afternoon Tea in our Coach House. Please click here for more information before you proceed with your admission ticket order.

Our Summer 2017 dates are due to be released in early February.

Opening Times

Please find details of our Easter and Spring 2017 Public Open Dates below:


Friday 7th April  – Sunday 23rd April

CLOSED on Friday 14th APRIL


Sunday 30th April, Monday 1st May, Tuesday 2nd May

Sunday 28th, Monday 29th, Tuesday 30th May 


Sunday 9th July - Wednesday 6th September (Sunday to Thursday only)

The Castle and grounds will be closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

Please Note: There will be events taking place on Sunday 16th April, Sunday 28th May and Monday 29th May. This therefore, may result in an increase in traffic on these dates which could slow access to and from the Estate. There may also be marquees set up within the grounds.

Prices (2017 Public Opening)

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 £22.00 £20.00 £13.50 £60.00
Castle and Gardens £15.00 £13.50 £10.00 £40.00
Exhibition and Gardens £15.00 £13.50 £10.00 £40.00
Gardens Only £7.00 £7.00 £2.00 N/A


*Children under the age of 4 receive complimentary entry and do not need a ticket. However, please note if your order does include an under 4 or a child ticket we regretfully cannot accommodate you for our set Afternoon Tea – our normal tearooms will be open as usual during our public open dates.

Ticket Details

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