Admission Charges



(With the exception of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Special Events detailed below as known)


                                                         Thursday 23/11/2017  we are open again as the weather has calmed

                                                                         APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

During the winter season, Castle Tours take place from 20 November at  12.00 p.m.  and 1.00 p.m  ***

Take Advantage of our Dramatically Reduced Entry Fee During the Winter Season! 

6 November 2017 – 23 March 2018: 10.00am – 4.00pm (Last Entry 3.00pm)

GARDEN ENTRY FEE (Adults, Seniors & Children aged 5 & over) : £5.00 per person and includes entry to The Secret Owl Garden

CASTLE TOURS: An additional £3.00 per person

Please Note that this entrance fee includes a Gift Aided amount of 25p. Charitable Gift Aid is only applicable to the Garden Entry Fee

SPECIAL EVENTS are priced separately. Please see our events calendar for details and dates before making your journey

Season Tickets – please follow this link for full information and prices

Group Tours – Reductions for  pre-booked groups of 10 or more and special Christmas tours. Ample Free car/coach parking. Please call 01437 751326 for your group booking form or follow this link for further details. 

Dogs Welcome! Dogs on leads are more than welcome to accompany visitors within the Gardens – with the 40 acres providing more than ample scope for them to get plenty of exercise! All we ask is for you to bring along a ‘poopy bag’ – or ask at our shop – and dispose of these responsibly. We do not advise that you leave your dog in your car.  Assistance dogs such as Guide Dogs, are permitted in the Castle.

Length of Visit: 3-4 Hours min. advised

Please contact our Restaurant direct, Maria’s@Picton, for an update on their winter opening hours:

Reservations for evening events is essential: 
Tel: 01437 751346

The Castle, Gardens, Secret Owl Garden, Restaurant & Deli, Gift Shop and Galleries will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day plus Special Events as follows:

***To allow for the set-up and decoration for our Christmas Fair, there will be 

No Castle Tours from 13 – 19 November

No Castle Tours Tuesday 2 – Friday 5 January 2018 Castle Re-opens for tours Saturday 6th January

Any further dates will be updated throughout the season as soon as they are confirmed

Please follow this link for further details of our Restaurant Opening Hours

Dogs on leads are always welcome in the Gardens – please clear up after your dog

Do visit our Events Listing page for details of special entertainment and events



  • Level, accessible site – please phone for details
  • Specialist Director’s Tours available – please contact for further details
  • Specialist Head Gardener Tours available – please contact for further details
  • Free Car/Coach Parking available
  • Disabled Access – see below
  • Toilets on Site


There are 3 wheelchairs on site, which are available free of charge. Please enquire at the Ticket Office
2  Disabled toilets –  located in the toilet blocks near the Courtyard entrance
Pathways from Ticket Office to Courtyard and Walled Garden are wheelchair friendly

The grounds are approximately 70% accessible

Castle tours are  accessible (entry on the level) and after main floor, access to the Undercroft is by ramp. Please inform the shop when purchasing your ticket

Our Gift Shop, Galleries and Restaurant are all accessible
Disabled parking is available in the main car park

Assistance dogs such as Guide Dogs, are permitted in the Castle