Public Opening Times and Prices

General Public Opening Times and Prices 2017

The Castle opens to the public for around 65 days of the year. Thank you to all those who visited the Castle this Easter. We are delighted to announce that we still have some Summer 2017 dates available.  Throughout the year, the Castle also hosts special events and open days. Please click here to see availability and to book tickets.

We have also released tickets for Afternoon Tea in our Coach House during our Summer Opening. Please click here for more information before you proceed with your admission ticket order. This is available for those with pre-booked tickets only.

Public Opening Dates

Please find details of our 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, 2017, 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.

If you have not been successful in pre-booking a ticket during the above dates, we will have additional tickets available for purchase on the day which we refer to as 'walk up' tickets. Please be aware of the above events taking place as walk up tickets cannot be guaranteed over the Easter bank holiday weekend and the late May bank holiday weekend. We look forward to welcoming you.

Public Opening Times (on above dates only)

Gardens & Grounds open: 9:30am 

Gift Shop & Tea Rooms: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Last Admission: 4:00pm

Estate Gates close: 6:00pm

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’.