Opening Times

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


During the Winter Season

10.00am – 4.00pm** from 5th November 2018

With Castle Tours 12 Noon & 1.00 pm


From 1 October until Christmas 2018, the Restaurant is OPEN

from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm every day.



(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 )


1 March – 4th November : 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

(Last Entry 4.00 pm)

Access to the Castle by Guided Tour only

Castle Tours at 11 am, 12 noon, 2.00 pm & 3.00 pm daily*

*(subject to availability)

From 1 October until Christmas 2018, the Restaurant is open from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm every day


As we will be hosting our annual Victorian Christmas Fairs, there will be no castle tours during the week of Monday 12 November 2018. Castle Tours will resume as normal on Monday 19 November.


 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 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