Opening Times

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During the Main Season, Picton Castle, Galleries, Gardens, The Secret Owl Garden & Restaurant are open daily 


10.00am – 4.00pm** January, February, March

With Castle Tours 12 Noon & 1.00 pm at weekends only

 Entry fee £5 per adult; children under 15 free

No additional charge for weekend castle tours just book your slot at the gift shop on arrival

Please note that to give The Secret Owl Garden and Maria’s Restaurant will both close until April 1st 2019

(With the exception of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day. Certain events such as weddings may affect Castle Tour Times – we will announce these below so that you may plan accordingly )

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

 Dogs Welcome!

Dogs on leads are more than welcome to accompany visitors in 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 ‘poop bag’ – or ask at our shop we always keep a supply – please dispose of these responsibly.

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

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