Opening Times

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2017 SEASON : 1 April – 31 to October 31st

9.00am – 5.00pm

Follow this link for Admission Prices

                                                  Please note that entry to the Castle is by Guided Tour only

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, will be permitted in the Castle.

**Gardens maybe closed in high winds or adverse weather conditions to all visitors to ensure visitor safety.

Castle Tours take place during the main season opening dates at  12.00 p.m.  1.00 p.m &  2.00 pm ***

***Please note that castle tours may be restricted when wedding ceremonies or other functions take place in the Great Hall. Please phone 01437 751369 to confirm tour times.

Due To A Private Function on Saturday 19th August 2017  the Castle will be closed

Please note that the Gardens/Gift Shop/Galleries/Restaurant & Secret Owl Garden are open as usual 

We apologise for any inconvenience



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


During the winter months when the Castle is closed, you are still able to enjoy our wonderful gardens. There is an Honesty Box for donations which help us to maintain this glorious place.

Please follow this link for further details of our Restaurant Shop and Deli Winter Opening Hours

There are also several special Events organised throughout the winter run by our Restaurant