Picton Castle and Gardens

Group Visits

Educational Visits

Picton Castle Gardens is a truly unique place, and we are able to offer free educational trips to council maintained Pembrokeshire schools. The castle itself has a rich history, dating back to 1280, it is the only castle of its kind on U.K. soil and our wonderful gardens provide the perfect location for interactive outdoor learning sessions. We offer a range of educational packages, including history, art and outdoor learning sessions that link with the new Welsh curriculum. We have different activities and packages for all key stage groups and are happy to adapt teaching to the needs of your pupils. Sessions are delivered by our heritage and education officer Kate Barrett.

Please contact kb@pictoncastle.org or call 01437 751326 for more details

Group bookings

Picton Castle Trust welcomes pre-booked groups and offers reduced rates for groups of 20 or more. Please note that the group offer reduction cannot be used alongside any other discount, promotion or membership card.

If arriving by coach you can access the estate via our main drive and park on the historic castle carriageway, where there is level entry to the castle and access to the gardens.

We offer several options, with a choice of added extras:

Option 1: Standard Entry 

Cost – £11.25 pp 

Members of the group may enjoy the Gardens at their leisure. Access to the Castle on a free-flow basis is possible from 1.30pm-4.30pm daily. Very occasionally the castle may be closed. Please check in advance.

Option 2: Exclusive Guided Tour of the Castle Including Standard Entry into the Gardens

Cost – £15.50 pp 

Tour Times 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm. Larger groups may require more than one tour.

Tour Duration Approx. 50 minutes

Option 3:  Exclusive garden tour with a member of our garden team. Access to the Castle’s state rooms after 1.30pm is also included

Cost – £16.25pp

Tour Times 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm. Larger groups may require more than one tour.

Option 4 – Exclusive castle tour and garden tour

Cost – £21.25 pp

Castle tours available at 11am, 12pm or 2pm, 3pm

Garden tours available at 11am, 12pm or 2pm, 3pm (subject to availability).

Winter prices (1st November to the last day of February)

Option 1 – £11.25 

Option 2 – £6.25 

Please note that the castle is usually closed from 23rd December – last day of February. 

Specialist tours, including Garden tours and Christmas themed tours are available on request, please call 01437 751326 or email kb@pictoncastle.org to enquire.

Our booking form can be downloaded here – Picton Castle Group Visits Booking Form 2024

Please complete the booking form and return it to: kb@pictoncastle.org or post to Picton Castle Trust, The Rhos, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 4AS

Final group numbers are due no later than 3 days prior to your visit. An invoice will be sent immediately with this information and payment must be made in one single transaction at least one day prior to your arrival. BACS is preferred or a PayPal link can be emailed on request. Unfortunately, we cannot take card payments over the phone. Cheques are to be made payable to: The Picton Castle Trust.

 

‘To all the staff who looked after us on our visit to Picton on Thursday 8th September this year. Thank you all for making our visit memorable from the grand style arrival on the Castle Forecourt, the guided tour of the castle and the chance to wander and enjoy the peace, beauty and interest of the lovely grounds and gardens. Such an email would not be complete without more thanks, this time to Maria for the coffee and teacakes provided on our arrival and the tasty Courtyard Lunch served just before our departure. Please extend our thanks to her and her staff. The whole experience was brilliant.’

Mrs S Evans (Surrey)

Catering for your Group

Maria’s specialises in individually prepared home cooked dishes in our famous Courtyard Restaurant. There are options for pre-booked lunches on request.

Group Menu 2024

Payment to be made in the restaurant on the day. 

Booking your tour

Please email kb@pictoncastle.org for more information, or call 01437 751 326.