Opening Times

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

 WINTER 2017/18

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

Entry Fees to the Gardens are HALF PRICE During the Winter Season!

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

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 inclusive

No Castle Tours Tuesday 2 – Friday 5 January 2018

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

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, are also permitted in the Castle.

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

***Please note that castle tours may be restricted when wedding ceremonies or other functions take place in the Great Hall. The Gardens however will remain open. Please phone 01437 751369 to confirm castle tour times for the day you plan to visit.


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

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