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Artist In Residence Day- Judy Maynard

judy maynard- saturday 14th september   We are thrilled to welcome artist Judy Maynard to our studio gallery this Saturday, where she is currently exhibiting her work. Come along and see Judy paint, and chat to her about her beautiful exhibition pieces.


Behind The Scenes Castle Tours

behind the scenes tours- Tuesdays in september We are offering our guests the chance to have an informative ‘behind the scenes’ tour of our 13th century castle with director Mr David Evans. You will have the opportunity to see parts of the castle not included on the normal tour, including the upstairs semi- derelict rooms […]


Behind The Scenes Castle Tours

behind the scenes tours- Tuesdays in september We are offering our guests the chance to have an informative ‘behind the scenes’ tour of our 13th century castle with director Mr David Evans. You will have the opportunity to see parts of the castle not included on the normal tour, including the upstairs semi- derelict rooms […]


Picton Castle Dog Show

Picton castle dog show- RESCHULED FOR SATURDAY 24th   Join us on Saturday 24th August for the Picton Castle Dog Show! Always popular with our visitors, we have decided to dedicate a whole day to man’s best friend. 10 am-12 noon – DOG AGILITY 2 pm- 4 pm – DOG SHOW with the following classes: […]


Just Bee- ‘Girls On Tour’

Join us on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August for Just Bee’s ‘Girls on Tour’. Bella will be here in our courtyard gallery with her observation hive, providing a sneak peak into the world of a busy working honey bee. There will be the chance to make your own candle, or try on a bee-keepers […]


Just Bee- ‘Girls On Tour’

Join us on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August for Just Bee’s ‘Girls on Tour’. Bella will be here in our courtyard gallery with her observation hive, providing a sneak peak into the world of a busy working honey bee. There will be the chance to make your own candle, or try on a bee-keepers […]


Head Gardener Tour

head gardener tour with roddy milne We are delighted to offer our visitors the chance to take a tour around our wonderful woodland gardens with our head gardener Roddy Milne. Our season ticket holders can access this tour for free, and can book their place by calling 01437 751326, or email admin@pictoncastle.co.uk. The tours will […]


Welsh Owl Garden Wednesdays

Wonderful Wednesday…. What a lovely day it was too, with the Welsh Owl Garden open @ Picton. The sun shone, but we stayed cool in the shade of the beautiful woodland, getting close to fluffy baby owls and the gorgeous Tyto, an Ashy Faced Owl… Lovely to see Rosie’s skill and passion with the birds. […]


Artist In Residence Day- Gill Farrington

Gill farrington We would like to offer you the opportunity to meet artist Gill Farrington, who is currently exhibiting in our Studio Gallery until the end of August. Gill will be in the Studio Gallery from 10am on Thursday 15th August. Gill is a local artist based at Mynachlog-ddu, Pembrokeshire in the midst of the […]


Head Gardener Tour

head gardener tour with Roddy Milne We are delighted to offer our visitors the chance to take a tour around our wonderful woodland gardens with our head gardener Roddy Milne. Our season ticket holders can access this tour for free, and can book their place by calling 01437 751326, or email admin@pictoncastle.co.uk The tours will […]


Toy and Model Exhibition

We are excited to unveil our new vintage toy collection on 29th and 30th July! The exhibition will be permanently housed in our newly named studio gallery , and has been kindly donated by Mr and Mrs Stimson of Pembroke. Joining us in the courtyard gallery will be the West Wales Modellers, with their wonderful […]


Toy and Model Exhibition

We are excited to unveil our new vintage toy collection on 29th and 30th July! The exhibition will be permanently housed in our newly named studio gallery and has been kindly donated by Mr and Mrs Stimson of Pembroke. Joining us in the courtyard gallery will be the West Wales Modellers, with their wonderful display […]


Season Ticket Holder- Head Gardener Walks…

Season Ticket holder FREE private garden tour, with Head Gardener Roddy Milne. 6pm on Tuesday August 13th. Booking essential please ring: 01437 751 326


Noel Coward’s – Private Lives

Presented by Artistic Licence Theatre Company After the huge success of Sister Act: The Musical Artistic Licence are back with Noel Coward’s Private Lives   Private Lives is a 1930 comedy of manners in three acts by Noël Coward. It concerns a divorced couple who, while honeymooning with their new spouses, discover that they are […]


Noel Coward’s – Private Lives

  Presented by Artistic Licence Theatre Company After the huge success of Sister Act: The Musical Artistic Licence are back with Noel Coward’s Private Lives Private Lives is a 1930 comedy of manners in three acts by Noël Coward. It concerns a divorced couple who, while honeymooning with their new spouses, discover that they are […]


Toy & Model Exhibition Event

Monday and Tuesday 29th & 30th July We are excited to unveil our new permanent vintage toy collection on 29th and 30th July!              The exhibition will be housed in our newly named Studio Gallery, and has been kindly donated by Mr and Mrs Stimson of Pembroke. Joining us in […]


HEAD GARDENER TOUR

head gardener tour with roddy milne We are delighted to offer our visitors the chance to take a tour around our wonderful woodland gardens with our head gardener Roddy Milne. Our season ticket holders can access this tour for free, and can book their place by calling 01437 751326, or email admin@pictoncastle.co.uk. The tours will […]


‘Gardening in the Media’ by Terry Walton

Terry walton lecture – ‘gardening in the media’ 23rd June 2019 – Large Gallery 2-4pm Admission price (includes entry to gardens): £10 or £8 for Picton Castle season ticket holders Tickets can be purchased on site, or by calling 01437 751326 Terry Walton has featured regularly on Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 show, providing gardening tips for listeners, […]


Head Gardener Tour

head gardener tour with roddy milne We are delighted to offer our visitors the chance to take a tour around our wonderful woodland gardens with our head gardener Roddy Milne. Our season ticket holders can access this tour for free, and can book their place by calling 01437 751326, or email admin@pictoncastle.co.uk. The tours will […]


Head Gardener Tour

head gardener tour with roddy milne We are delighted to offer our visitors the chance to take a tour around our wonderful woodland gardens with our head gardener Roddy Milne. Our season ticket holders can access this tour for free, and can book their place by calling 01437 751326, or email admin@pictoncastle.co.uk. The tours will […]


NGS Open Day

Sunday 9th June 2019 Open from 9.00 am til 5.00 pm


Horse Blessing

We are thrilled to announce the return of the Harness Horse Blessing at Picton Castle on Sunday 26th May 2019 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 […]


Harness Horse Blessing

We are thrilled to announce the return of the Harness Horse Blessing at Picton Castle  Carriages Meet from 11.30am, Service at 1.00pm


Bugs & Bees @ Picton

New for 2019! Bugs & Bees @ Picton will be a weekend of fun and discovery for the whole family! Bella from ‘Just Bee’ will be here with her ‘girls on tour’ in their observation hive. Take a peek inside to see the fascinating workings of honey bee hive, and the ‘girls’ hard at work’! […]


Bugs & Bees @ Picton

New for 2019! Bugs & Bees @ Picton will be a weekend of fun and discovery for the whole family! Bella from ‘Just Bee’ will be here with her ‘girls on tour’ in their observation hive. Take a peek inside to see the fascinating workings of honey bee hive, and the ‘girls’ hard at work’! […]


Old Herbaceous

Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants and is a charming one man play which has entranced sell out audiences all around the country over the last two years.


NGS Open Day

Sunday 19th May 2019 Open from 9.00 am til 5.00 pm


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 […]


Volunteer Open Evening

We will be holding an open evening on 29th April 2019 between 5 and 7 pm in The Great Hall for all prospective volunteers. Refreshments will be provided, and there will be the chance to talk to existing volunteers along with staff members and trustees. Here at Picton Castle we rely heavily on the help […]


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 […]


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 […]