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The Snake Dude

After the success of The Snake Dude’s last visit to Picton Castle, we are very much looking forward to his return on Saturday 20th April. Located in our large gallery will be a large array of reptiles for you to get up close and personal with! Come along and see if you are brave enough […]


EASTER TRAIL

EASTER TRAIL 16TH-28TH APRIL Come along to Picton Castle this Easter and take part in our fun trail around our woodland gardens. Use the map to navigate your way around the grounds and find the numbered eggs, collect all the letters to solve the puzzle and collect your prize in our gift shop! Our trail […]


EASTER TRAIL

easter trail 16th-28th april Come along to Picton Castle this Easter and take part in our fun trail around our woodland gardens. Use the map to navigate your way around the grounds and find the numbered eggs, collect all the letters to solve the puzzle and collect your prize in our gift shop! Our trail […]


Santa’s Magical Family Christmas

Tour our magically decorated Castle, visit Santa's Workshop and then meet Santa.


The Walled Gardens at Picton – An Appeal

When you visit Picton Castle gardens today you will simply love it.


Santa’s Magical Family Christmas

Saturday 1 &  Sunday 2 December; Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 December ; Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 December 2018 10.00am – 5.00pm Tour our magically decorated Castle, visit Santa’s Workshop and then meet Santa himself who, it goes without saying, will have a gift for every child.  Children are also […]


Christmas Tours of the Castle by Candle Light

Thursday 6, 13 and 20 December 2018 6.00 – 8.00 pm Spend an evening with us this Christmas in our gloriously decorated Victorian castle. Our Candlelight tours provide an opportunity for you to have an exclusive peek at our decorated state rooms after dark, whilst enjoying mulled wine and mince pies in front of our […]


Santa’s Magical Family Christmas

Saturday 1 &  Sunday 2 December; Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 December ; Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 December 2018 10.00am – 5.00pm Tour our magically decorated Castle, visit Santa’s Workshop and then meet Santa himself who, it goes without saying, will have a gift for every child.  Children are also […]


Santa’s Magical Family Christmas

Saturday 1 &  Sunday 2 December; Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 December ; Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 December 2018 10.00am – 5.00pm Tour our magically decorated Castle, visit Santa’s Workshop and then meet Santa himself who, it goes without saying, will have a gift for every child.  Children are also […]


Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Would you like to learn how to make your very own Christmas Wreath and then take it home. Come along and join us at this wonderful, friendly, festive workshop hosted by our in house florist.


Christmas Tours of the Castle by Candle Light

Spend an evening with us this Christmas in our glorious Victorian castle


Santa’s Magical Family Christmas

Saturday 1 &  Sunday 2 December; Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 December ; Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 December 2018 10.00am – 5.00pm Tour our magically decorated Castle, visit Santa’s Workshop and then meet Santa himself who, it goes without saying, will have a gift for every child.  Children are also […]


Santa’s Magical Family Christmas

Saturday 1 &  Sunday 2 December; Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 December ; Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 December 2018 10.00am – 5.00pm Tour our magically decorated Castle, visit Santa’s Workshop and then meet Santa himself who, it goes without saying, will have a gift for every child.  Children are also […]


Christmas Tours of the Castle by Candle Light

Thursday 6, 13 and 20 December 2018  6.00 – 8.00 pm Spend an evening with us this Christmas in our gloriously decorated Victorian castle. Our Candlelight tours provide an opportunity for you to have an exclusive peek at our decorated state rooms after dark, whilst enjoying mulled wine and mince pies in front of our […]


Santa’s Magical Family Christmas

Saturday 1 &  Sunday 2 December; Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 December ; Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 December 2018 10.00am – 5.00pm Tour our magically decorated Castle, visit Santa’s Workshop and then meet Santa himself who, it goes without saying, will have a gift for every child.  Children are also […]


Santa’s Magical Family Christmas

Saturday 1 &  Sunday 2 December; Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 December ; Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 December 2018 10.00am – 5.00pm Tour our magically decorated Castle, visit Santa’s Workshop and then meet Santa himself who, it goes without saying, will have a gift for every child.  Children are also […]


Victorian Christmas Fair

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 November 2018  Come along and soak up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere at our Victorian Christmas Fair & see our rooms dressed in The Nutcracker Theme As the days grow shorter and scarves grow longer, Christmas shoppers begin to count the hours until the big day, ticking off and adding to their lists […]


Victorian Christmas Fair

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 November 2018  Come along and soak up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere at our Victorian Christmas Fair & see our rooms dressed in The Nutcracker Theme As the days grow shorter and scarves grow longer, Christmas shoppers begin to count the hours until the big day, ticking off and adding to their lists […]


Halloween Freaky Fun Days for Kids

DAYTIME SPOOKY TOURS AND HALLOWEEN CRAFTS FOR THE KIDS Fund-raising Event  Friday 26 October – Wednesday 31 October  inclusive 10.00am – 5.00pm Great fun for all the family! Activities start at 10.00 am and include Halloween crafts in the small gallery. Maria’s restaurant will also be open, offering some ‘ghoulish’ delights and the Secret Owl garden […]


Halloween Freaky Fun Days for Kids

DAYTIME SPOOKY TOURS AND HALLOWEEN CRAFTS FOR THE KIDS Fund-raising Event  Friday 26 October – Wednesday 31 October  inclusive 10.00am – 5.00pm Great fun for all the family! Activities start at 10.00 am and include Halloween crafts in the small gallery. Maria’s restaurant will also be open, offering some ‘ghoulish’ delights and the Secret Owl garden […]


Halloween Freaky Fun days for Kids

DAYTIME SPOOKY TOURS AND HALLOWEEN CRAFTS FOR THE KIDS Fund-raising Event  Friday 26 October – Wednesday 31 October  inclusive 10.00am – 5.00pm Great fun for all the family! Activities start at 10.00 am and include Halloween crafts in the small gallery. Maria’s restaurant will also be open, offering some ‘ghoulish’ delights and the Secret Owl garden […]


Halloween Freaky Fun Days for Kids

DAYTIME SPOOKY TOURS AND HALLOWEEN CRAFTS FOR THE KIDS Fund-raising Event  Friday 26 October – Wednesday 31 October  inclusive 10.00am – 5.00pm Great fun for all the family! Activities start at 10.00 am and include Halloween crafts in the small gallery. Maria’s restaurant will also be open, offering some ‘ghoulish’ delights and the Secret Owl garden […]


Halloween Freaky Fun Days for Kids

DAYTIME SPOOKY TOURS AND HALLOWEEN CRAFTS FOR THE KIDS Fund-raising Event  Friday 26 October – Wednesday 31 October  inclusive 10.00am – 5.00pm Great fun for all the family! Activities start at 10.00 am and include Halloween crafts in the small gallery. Maria’s restaurant will also be open, offering some ‘ghoulish’ delights and the Secret Owl garden […]


Halloween Freaky Fun Days for Kids

DAYTIME SPOOKY TOURS AND HALLOWEEN CRAFTS FOR THE KIDS Fund-raising Event  Friday 26 October – Wednesday 31 October  inclusive 10.00am – 5.00pm Great fun for all the family! Activities start at 10.00 am and include Halloween crafts in the small gallery. Maria’s restaurant will also be open, offering some ‘ghoulish’ delights and the Secret Owl garden […]


Murder Mystery Evening: Cycle of Sinister Circumstances

CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES PROFUSE APOLOGIES   Friday 12 October 7.00pm  


Posters, People & Places: An Exhibition by Ag Cain

1 – 30 September Courtyard Gallery Ag Cain lives and works near Devil’s Bridge in Mid Wales and is a prolific painter, lettering artist and illustrator. He worked for many years as a freelance artist in the British Film & TV industry working on set and prop decoration. “I’ve always had a love for pre-war […]


Light on the Landscape: An Exhibition of Paintings by Thomas Haskett

1 – 30 September Small Gallery (Adjacent to the Gift Shop) Thomas Haskett was born in Kent, and studied at Canterbury College of Art, and then at Falmouth School of Art. During the early part of his career he worked as an illustrator in Cornwall before establishing himself as a painter in Pembrokeshire almost a decade […]


Summer Fair

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 August 2018  10.00 am – 5.00pm Come along to our Summer Fair  and celebrate the countryside in a fun-filled weekend for all the family – and that includes the family pooch! This amazing event is now a firm favourite in our calendar. With lots of things to see and do there […]


Summer Fair

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 August 2018  10.00 am – 5.00pm Come along to our Summer Fair  and celebrate the countryside in a fun-filled weekend for all the family – and that includes the family pooch! This amazing event is now a firm favourite in our calendar. With lots of things to see and do there […]


Art Exhibition: Kes James

1 – 31 AugustKes is an imaginative, intuitive artist. The theme of transformation influences much of her work and she is also inspired by animals, the subconscious, archetypes and myths.   “I start painting straight onto the canvas using expressive brush strokes. I am guided by my thoughts and feelings. I render and create until […]


Art Exhibition by Theo Crutchley Mack and Tim Arthur

1 – 31 August 2018* Courtyard Gallery Please note that this exhibition cannot be viewed on 17, 18 and 19 August whilst the Summer Fair is taking place. The paintings will be back on view in the Large Gallery after 20 August. Theo Crutchley Mack At the age of 16 Theo became the first teenager to […]


Noel Coward’s Private Lives

Presented by Artistic Licence Theatre Company


Noel Coward’s Private Lives

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


‘Side by Side’ A Joint Exhibition of Art by Anita Woods and Ali Scott

2 – 31 July ‘Side by Side’ is an exciting joint exhibition by Felt Artist Ali Scott and Figurative Artist Anita Woods. Despite working in very different media Ali and Anita’s work sits happily ‘side by side’ reflecting their shared delight in the diverse landscape, seascapes and animals of West Wales. Their mutual passion for […]


Art Exhibition: Landscape Paintings by Dawn Morgan

1 – 31 July Courtyard Gallery Dawn Morgan is a writer and painter living in the Gwendraeth Valley in Carmarthenshire. Her paintings celebrate the colours and moods of West Wales: the bright cottages of coastal towns; light reflected on wet sand; castles turned orange by the sun; flowers in hedgerows or in the National Botanic […]


Gardener’s Wednesday: Tour the Estate with Our Head Gardener

Every Wednesday Throughout June: 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th Join our Head Gardener, Rod Milne, and take a stroll around the Picton Estate to see what’s new in the Gardens this month and get some top tips and advice from the horse’s mouth! 11.00am – 12.00 midday approx Meet in the Courtyard, outside the Gift Shop Normal Garden Admission Fees […]


Gardener’s Wednesday: Tour the Estate with Our Head Gardener

Every Wednesday Throughout June: 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th Join our Head Gardener, Rod Milne, and take a stroll around the Picton Estate to see what’s new in the Gardens this month and get some top tips and advice from the horse’s mouth! 11.00am – 12.00 midday approx Meet in the Courtyard, outside the Gift Shop Normal Garden Admission Fees […]


Gardener’s Wednesday: Tour the Estate with Our Head Gardener

Every Wednesday Throughout June: 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th Join our Head Gardener, Rod Milne, and take a stroll around the Picton Estate to see what’s new in the Gardens this month and get some top tips and advice from the horse’s mouth! 11.00am – 12.00 midday approx Meet in the Courtyard, outside the Gift Shop Normal Garden Admission Fees […]


Gardener’s Wednesday: Tour the Estate with Our Head Gardener

Every Wednesday Throughout June: 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th Join our Head Gardener, Rod Milne, and take a stroll around the Picton Estate to see what’s new in the Gardens this month and get some top tips and advice from the horse’s mouth! 11.00am – 12.00 midday approx Meet in the Courtyard, outside the Gift Shop Normal Garden Admission Fees […]


Art Exhibition: Sally Green

 Courtyard Gallery June 1 – 30 Sally is a fine art painter from Llawhaden and currently living and working in Haverfordwest. She originally started Art and Design at Pembrokeshire College, following this with Fine Art Studies at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (U.W.I.C) and also completed a year of printmaking at University West of […]


Black Bart’s Treasure Island

 Ahoy there me hearties!! Picton Castle would like to invite all you landlubbers to join us for a day of swashbuckling and adventure! The Secret Owl Garden is celebrating their first birthday, and so we would love for you to join us for a day of Pirate themed fun and games Black Bart has planned […]


Spring Fair

Saturday & Sunday 12 & 13 May 2018 10.00 am – 5.00 pm (last entry 4.00pm) There’s something invigorating about spring and we find ourselves taking a good look at the garden and musing about new features. A visit to Picton Castle’s Annual Spring Plant and Craft Fair is the perfect way to get some […]


Display of Aston Martin Cars

Saturday 12 May – Castle Forecourt Founded by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford in 1913 in a small London workshop, Aston Martin has since grown to become an internationally admired luxury brand. Both men had a passion and a talent for machines, propulsion, engines and racing. They had a shared love for the car because it […]


Spring Fair

Saturday & Sunday 12 & 13 May 2018 10.00 am – 5.00 pm (last entry 4.00pm) There’s something invigorating about spring and we find ourselves taking a good look at the garden and musing about new features. A visit to Picton Castle’s Annual Spring Plant and Craft Fair is the perfect way to get some […]


Bentley Drivers Club Display of Cars

Castle Forecourt 11.00am  – 4.00pm (tbc)   Bentley History spans three centuries. From 1919 to 1940, all Bentleys to leave the factory, either Cricklewood up to 1932, and Derby from 1933 until the Second World War, were delivered as rolling chassis to the customer’s chosen coachbuilder, there to be fitted with a unique body of […]


Exhibition of Drawings and Paintings by Students of Gwbert School of Art

May 3 – 31 Rebecca De Winter has been teaching and practicing as a professional painter and illustrator for over forty years – initially at a public school in Kent where she ran a large Art department, teaching ages from eight to eighteen. Since leaving Kent and moving back to Wales, she has run her […]


Exhibition by Landscape Artist Ray Burnell

1 – 31 May Courtyard Gallery Ray started to paint again after he moved to West Wales thirteen years ago. Originally from Devon, he finds a lot of similarities between the coasts, rivers and countryside of the West Country and those of West Wales. As a Welsh learner he is also interested in the links between landscape, history and language. Ray paints […]


Author Event and Book Signing: The Most Glorious Prospect: Garden Visiting in Wales 1639-1900

Saturday 21 April  Join author Bettina Harden and Tom Lloyd, OBE, FSA, for a fascinating discussion about the history of garden visiting in Wales in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, concentrating on the history of Picton Castle and other gardens in Pembrokeshire. The Most Glorious Prospect reveals the historic gardens of Wales as first experienced […]


Art Exhibition: Penny Samociuk

Courtyard Gallery 4 – 29 April  Penny was born in Zambia and studied fine art and design as a mature student at the Johannesburg Art Foundation in South Africa. Undoubtedly the vibrant colours and imagery of Africa have greatly influenced her practice. Subsequently, she worked for several years as an independent Graphic Designer in England […]


Art Exhibition: Paul Thomas

April 4 – 30 Come and meet the artist! Paul will be painting in the Gallery, alongside his exhibition, on Thursday 26 April from midday onwards. Paul lives in Pembrokeshire and his lifelong interest in drawing developed into a more absorbing pastime once he experimented with paint. He views art, particularly painting, (his principal interest) as […]


Teddy Bears At The Castle

3rd -5th April 2018 What super Easter fun! Bring along your picnic to enjoy on the lawns and make a day of it! Teddy Bear themed crafts in the Gallery A special Teddy Trail around the gardens which are bursting into bloom! A Spot the Teddy Trail inside the Castle Face Painting Lawn Games Win a Giant Teddy in […]


Children’s Easter Egg Trail

Easter Bank Holiday Weekend Friday 30 March – Monday 2 April A firm favourite with our regular visitors, Picton Castle’s Easter Egg Trail for children is a self-guided scamper through fabulous woodlands as they burst into bloom.  Collect your leaflet at the Ticket Office and follow the trail – you will find clues along the […]


Murder Mystery Evening: Cycle of Sinister Circumstances – CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS

  Friday 23 March 2018  SADLY CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS You, dear guests are respectfully asked to solve a heinous crime over what will be a most delectable and satisfying buffet in the Restaurant It is 1893, and Plocton Castle eagerly anticipates the arrival of the exiled French Empress Eugene, currently residing at Chiselhurst, Kent. All […]


Art Exhibition: Tom Kelly

1 March – 3 April 2018 Courtyard Gallery Tom has been living in Pembrokeshire for over 25 years and loves its beauty and variety. He studied art at Aberystwyth University and has been painting seriously since 2010 and full time since 2011, so still has many years of inspiration to catch up on! He works mostly in acrylics but […]


Art Exhibition: Hook & District Art Club

Thurs 1 March – Tuesday 3 April This Exhibition Can Be Viewed in the ‘Small Gallery’ – entrance through the Gift Shop Hook and District Art Club are a small but growing club consisting of both the aspiring and the more experienced artist. Founded in 2015 as a focus for the village community, it now […]


A Magical Family Christmas at Picton Castle

Saturday 9th &  Sunday 10th December 2017 Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December 2017 Tour our magically decorated Castle, visit Santa’s Workshop and then meet Santa himself who, it goes without saying, will have a gift for every child. But, children beware! Have you heard of Krampus, Santa’s mythical companion? This festive little demon will […]


A Magical Family Christmas at Picton Castle

Saturday 9th &  Sunday 10th December 2017 Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December 2017 Tour our magically decorated Castle, visit Santa’s Workshop and then meet Santa himself who, it goes without saying, will have a gift for every child. But, children beware! Have you heard of Krampus, Santa’s mythical companion? This festive little demon will […]


Traditional Spanish Christmas Feast @Maria’s

Saturday 16 December Our Restaurant Owner Maria is quite a celebrity in her own right.  Not only did she design a menu and cook for the Queen when she visited Picton in 2014, but she was  filmed the following year preparing a meal for top celebrity chef Nigel Slater for his BBC Series ‘Eating Together’. Maria invites […]


A Magical Family Christmas at Picton Castle

Sunday 10th December 2017 On the day Ticket Sales Available    Saturday 9th &  Sunday 10th December 2017 Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December 2017 Tour our magically decorated Castle, visit Santa’s Workshop and then meet Santa himself who, it goes without saying, will have a gift for every child. But, children beware! Have you […]


A Magical Family Christmas at Picton Castle

Saturday 9th &  Sunday 10th December 2017 Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December 2017 Tour our magically decorated Castle, visit Santa’s Workshop and then meet Santa himself who, it goes without saying, will have a gift for every child. But, children beware! Have you heard of Krampus, Santa’s mythical companion? This festive little demon will […]


Christmas Wreath Making Workshops

Saturday 2 December 2017 9.00am – 12.00 midday and 1.00pm – 4.00pm Just Bring Some Gloves, an Apron and Secateurs Decorating the home with evergreens has been popular since the pre-Christian age but Christmas decorations became a more elaborate affair during the reign of Queen Victoria. With its wealth of history, Picton Castle provides the perfect setting […]


Tapas Demonstation Evening with Maria

Saturday 25 November Our Restaurant Owner Maria is quite a celebrity in her own right.  Not only did she design a menu and cook for the Queen when she visited Picton in 2014, but she was  filmed the following year preparing a meal for top celebrity chef Nigel Slater for his BBC Series ‘Eating Together’. Maria invites […]


Christmas Castle Tours for Groups 20 November – 19 December 2017

See Picton Castle in all its festive glory and experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas Due to popular demand, we are extending our Daytime Tours to include magical Evening Tours by Candlelight! The floral theme this year will be ‘Christmas Carols’ A Special Event for Groups Only For Victorian Christmas Tours, download a PDF […]


Victorian Christmas Fair

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 November 2017  Come along and soak up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere at our Victorian Christmas Fair As the days grow shorter and scarves grow longer, Christmas shoppers begin to count the hours until the big day, ticking off and adding to their lists alternately and wondering where best to go to make […]


Victorian Christmas Fair

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 November 2017  Come along and soak up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere at our Victorian Christmas Fair As the days grow shorter and scarves grow longer, Christmas shoppers begin to count the hours until the big day, ticking off and adding to their lists alternately and wondering where best to go to make […]


French Theme Night @Maria’s

Saturday 11 November Our Restaurant Owner Maria is quite a celebrity in her own right.  Not only did she design a menu and cook for the Queen when she visited Picton in 2014, but she was  filmed the following year preparing a meal for top celebrity chef Nigel Slater for his BBC Series ‘Eating Together’. Maria invites […]


Halloween Freaky Fun Days for Kids

DAYTIME SPOOKY TOURS AND HALLOWEEN CRAFTS FOR THE KIDS Fund-raising Event  Saturday 28 October and Monday 30 October – Friday 3rd November inclusive, 2017 10.00am – 5.00pm Come and have fun at Picton Castle with our special Halloween Freaky Fun Days! Join us for a tour of the Haunted Castle and have lots of ghoulish fun There’s monsters […]


Halloween Freaky Fun Day for Kids

DAYTIME SPOOKY TOURS AND HALLOWEEN CRAFTS FOR THE KIDS Fund-raising Event  Saturday 28 October and Monday 30 October – Friday 3rd November inclusive, 2017 10.00am – 5.00pm Come and have fun at Picton Castle with our special Halloween Freaky Fun Days! Join us for a tour of the Haunted Castle and have lots of ghoulish fun There’s monsters […]


Halloween Freaky Fun Days for Kids

DAYTIME SPOOKY TOURS AND HALLOWEEN CRAFTS FOR THE KIDS Fund-raising Event  Saturday 28 October and Monday 30 October – Friday 3rd November inclusive, 2017 10.00am – 5.00pm Come and have fun at Picton Castle with our special Halloween Freaky Fun Days! Join us for a tour of the Haunted Castle and have lots of ghoulish fun There’s monsters […]


Halloween Freaky Fun Days for Kids

DAYTIME SPOOKY TOURS AND HALLOWEEN CRAFTS FOR THE KIDS Fund-raising Event  Saturday 28 October and Monday 30 October – Friday 3rd November inclusive, 2017 10.00am – 5.00pm Come and have fun at Picton Castle with our special Halloween Freaky Fun Days! Join us for a tour of the Haunted Castle and have lots of ghoulish fun There’s monsters […]


Halloween Freaky Fun Days for Kids

DAYTIME SPOOKY TOURS AND HALLOWEEN CRAFTS FOR THE KIDS Fund-raising Event  Saturday 28 October and Monday 30 October – Friday 3rd November inclusive, 2017 10.00am – 5.00pm Come and have fun at Picton Castle with our special Halloween Freaky Fun Days! Join us for a tour of the Haunted Castle and have lots of ghoulish fun There’s monsters […]


Halloween Freaky Fun Days for Kids

DAYTIME SPOOKY TOURS AND HALLOWEEN CRAFTS FOR THE KIDS Fund-raising Event  Saturday 28 October and Monday 30 October – Friday 3rd November inclusive, 2017 10.00am – 5.00pm Come and have fun at Picton Castle with our special Halloween Freaky Fun Days! Join us for a tour of the Haunted Castle and have lots of ghoulish fun There’s monsters […]


A Fine Selection of Ghost Stories by Master Storyteller Dr Nicolas Grimoire

  A Fine Selection of Ghost Stories From Frightening phantoms and scary spectres to ghastly ghouls and dastardly doppelgangers the good doctor has tales of hideous hauntings to suit every occassion Held in the atmospheric Great Hall for your entertainment and amusement Dr Grimoire will endeavour to concoct a suitably terrifying selection of stories to […]


Mexican Night @Maria’s

Saturday 14 October Our Restaurant Owner Maria is quite a celebrity in her own right.  Not only did she design a menu and cook for the Queen when she visited Picton in 2014, but she was  filmed the following year preparing a meal for top celebrity chef Nigel Slater for his BBC Series ‘Eating Together’. Maria invites […]


An Exhibition of Pembrokeshire Seascapes and Landscapes by John Houser

30 August – 30 September 2017 Gift Shop Gallery ‘Tenby Seascape 2’ by Jon Houser Local artist Jon Houser is a contemporary impressionist oil painter inspired by every day life. He paints ‘en plein air’ (on the spot, in open air) – often in all weathers, setting up his easel wherever the fancy takes him…… “I […]


Exhibition of Paintings by Anne Gregson

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO CASTLE TOURS THIS  SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 30 August – 30 September 2017 Courtyard Gallery Anne Gregson and Jo Davies are a mother and daughter partnership who have been running their own art gallery at Gumfreston, near Tenby, for four years. Coming from a family of artists, Anne and Jo […]


Country Fair

Come along to our Country Fair  and celebrate the countryside in a fun-filled weekend for all the family – and that includes the family pooch! This amazing event is now a firm favourite in our calendar. With lots of things to see and do there is something for everyone: from  Dog Agility and Novelty Classes […]


Country Fair

Come along to our Country Fair  and celebrate the countryside in a fun-filled weekend for all the family – and that includes the family pooch! This amazing event is now a firm favourite in our calendar. With lots of things to see and do there is something for everyone: from  Dog Agility and Novelty Classes […]


Sunset Cinema and Picnic in the Park: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Cert 15)

Friday 4 & Saturday 5 August 2017 In collaboration with Milford Haven’s wonderful Torch Theatre and the Port of Milford Haven, we are delighted to bring you two fun filled, sun filled evenings of outdoor cinema singalong for you! Fancy dress for this Sunset Cinema event is encouraged! Set on the south lawns of the […]


Sunset Cinema and Picnic in the Park: Hairspray (Cert PG)

Friday 4 & Saturday 5 August 2017 In collaboration with Milford Haven’s wonderful Torch Theatre and The Port of Milford Haven, we are delighted to bring you two fun filled, sun filled evenings of outdoor cinema singalong for you! Fancy dress for this Sunset Cinema event is encouraged! Set on the south lawns of the […]


Exhibition of Landscape Paintings by Diane Mathias

1 – 25 August 2017 Gift Shop Gallery Specialising in landscape paintings of scenes within the Counties of Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire,  artist Diane Mathias lives and works from her gallery in the village of Henllan in the beautiful Teifi Valley. Although  she has painted and experimented with many forms of arts and crafts since early childhood, her career […]


Art Exhibition by Warren Heaton

1 – 25 August 2017 “The more I paint outside, the more authentic and legitimate the experience feels. In this way I am working out my own responses to nature. The immediacy of painting directly from nature allows me to react in a more intuitive and carefree way. With the aim, I hope, of bringing […]


Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ performed by Artistic Licence: SOLD OUT

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July Please note that Sunday’s performance is now sold out. Tickets currently available for Saturday performances only Performed by the wonderful Artistic Licence Theatre Company, the story charts the emotional development of the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, who learns the error of making hasty judgements and comes to appreciate the difference between the […]


Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ performed by Artistic Licence

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July Please note that Sunday’s performance is now sold out. Tickets currently available for Saturday performances only Performed by the wonderful Artistic Licence Theatre Company, the story charts the emotional development of the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, who learns the error of making hasty judgements and comes to appreciate the difference between the […]


Fresh Paint: Painting Competition and Selling Exhibition

1 – 29 July 2017 Fresh Paint is an inaugural competition and selling exhibition which will take place at Picton Castle. The selected paintings – over 70 in all – will be exhibited in our large Courtyard Gallery which was designed by Graham Sutherland, and also in the Nicky Philipps Gallery. With a first prize […]


Pups On Parade

STOP PRESS! Tickets will now be available on the day! Sunday 25 June 2017 A charity fundraising event, this is a totally fun and relaxed day out for dogs and their owners, with have-a-go activities, stalls to browse, and the launch of the ‘Burns By Your Side Calendar 2018‘. Read more about the Burns By […]


Cooking Demonstration Evening: Paella and Pintxos

Our Restaurant Owner Maria is quite a celebrity in her own right.  Not only did she design a menu and cook for the Queen when she visited Picton in 2014, but she was  filmed the following year preparing a meal for top celebrity chef Nigel Slater for his BBC Series ‘Eating Together’. Maria invites you to join […]


Exhibition of Seascapes by Artist Alison Kaye Fowler

1 – 28 June 2017 Gift Shop Gallery Alison is a Welsh Contemporary Artist based in South West Wales. Having graduated with Honours from a Fine Art-Painting Degree at The University of Wales, Cardiff in 2005, Alison is now focussed full time on her career as a painter. Alison has always been passionate about materials, constantly […]


Coastal Artists Group Exhibition 2017

1 – 28 June 2017 Courtyard Gallery Paintings inspired by the sea and coastline featuring the work of Chris Newell, Claire Newell, Lidija Pachemska Jones,  Vernon W Jones, David Miller and Lisa Miller. There will also be a chance to view the work of Picton Castle Studio students and learn more about courses and workshops. […]


Sculpture Trail

Students of Coleg Sir Gar have installed some very special sculptures in the gardens. This wonderfully eclectic collection was all designed and made by the students themselves. There is certainly some budding talent here!  Below are just a few of the many you can see – make sure you ask about the Sculpture Trail when you […]


Private Experience Days with Pembrokeshire Falconry

Over the last eight years, we have built up a wonderful relationship with Pembrokeshire Falconry whose aim is to give everyone, whatever their age, the chance to experience the thrill of having a bird of prey or owl, fly to your glove. The birds are trained by Alex and Emma themselves, so that they know they […]


Friday Nights Are Tapas Nights!

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT FROM 24 OCTOBER Friday Night is Tapas Time... so gather your friends and family and book a table for our popular Friday night tapas and start the weekend the Spanish way with excellent food and company.


The Secret Owl Garden at Picton

Open Every Day Throughout the Season at Picton Castle & Gardens  The Secret Owl Garden can be found in Bluebell Walk and is run by our long time partners, Pembrokeshire Falconry. Visitors can visit the site for an additional £3 per person, from 2 years – seniors! Under 2s are free. You can contact them […]


Dyfed Carriage Club Harness Horse Blessing

Dyfed Carriage Club are thrilled to announce the return of the Harness Horse Blessing at Picton Castle on Sunday 7 May 2017 Carriages Meet from 11.30am, Service at 12.00 midday (TBC) This is a deeply historical event originating from the late 1800’s to bless and monitor the good welfare of the working carriage horse for a […]


Exhibition by Hayloft Art

2 – 31 May 2017 Courtyard Gallery Painting by Ray Burnell Hayloft Art is a group of friends (Lesley, Belinda, Esme, Heather, Rachel & Ray) who meet weekly at Lesley’s Hayloft Studio to enjoy painting in a range of media, inspired by the beauty of the local coast and countryside.  Lesley and Ray have exhibited […]


Exhibition of Paintings by Jayne Russell

2 – 31 May 2017 Gift Shop Gallery We are delighted to welcome back popular Carmarthenshire artist Jayne Russell who exhibits her latest collection of charming and delightful paintings for the fourth time at Picton. Jayne Russell is a predominantly self taught artist based in Carmarthenshire. She moved to Wales with her family from the Midlands over […]


Spring Fair

Sunday 30 April & Monday 1 May 2017 10.00 am – 4.00 pm There’s something invigorating about spring and we find ourselves taking a good look at the garden and musing about new features. A visit to Picton Castle’s Annual Spring Plant and Craft Fair is the perfect way to get expert advice and beautiful […]


Spring Fair

Sunday 30 April & Monday 1 May 2017 10.00 am – 5.00 pm Last Entry 4.00pm There’s something invigorating about spring and we find ourselves taking a good look at the garden and musing about new features. A visit to Picton Castle’s Annual Spring Plant and Craft Fair is the perfect way to get expert […]


Pembrokeshire Vintage Car Club

Sunday 30 April 2017 The cars will be located outside the Main Entrance to the Castle Full Details to Follow Soon!


The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club: Display of Cars

Castle Forecourt 12.00 midday  – 4.00pm The Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club, (RREC), is a club for Rolls-Royce and Bentley enthusiasts. Rolls had a showroom in London and Royce made the Royce car in Manchester. Following a meeting between the two gentlemen, the company of Rolls-Royce was formed. Rolls-Royce purchased Bentley Motors in 1931 when the […]