Picton Castle and Gardens

Group Visits

Coach Groups

Picton Castle Trust welcomes pre-booked groups and offers reduced rates for coach groups of 10 or more. Please note that the Group Offer reduction cannot be used alongside any other discount, promotion or membership card.

Your Coach will arrive in grand style via our Main Drive and park on the historic Castle Forecourt 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: Guided Tour of the Castle Including Entrance to Gardens and Galleries

For Groups of 10+ Persons

Members of your group may visit the Gardens and Galleries at their leisure either before or after their Guided Tour of the Castle and then shop in our wonderful Gift Shop and visit our Courtyard Restaurant.

Cost £7.00 p/p Minimum charge per tour: £70.00

Tour Times 11.30, 12.30, 1.30, 2.30 and 3.30 (last tour of the day). Larger groups generally exceeding 20 (approx) are split into two, with the second group following 15 minutes later. These Tour Times are for Group Tours Only and are not open to the public.

Tour Duration Approx 50 minutes

OPTION 2: Entrance to the Gardens and Galleries ONLY

For Groups of 10+ Persons

Members of the group may enjoy the Gardens and Galleries at their leisure and then shop in our wonderful Gift Shop and visit our Courtyard Restaurant.

Cost £4.50 p/p Minimum charge per group: £45.00

‘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

We advise pre-booked catering for groups

Maria Grimwood specialises in individually prepared home cooked dishes in our famous Courtyard Restaurant. Morning Coffee, Buffet Lunches and Cream Teas are all available for groups. Menu options are detailed on the Booking Form.

Accounts for catering are settled direct with Maria in one single payment for the whole group.

Booking your tour

You can download the Booking Form here, along with a copy of our terms and conditions. Please read these and return the acknowledgement slip along with your completed form to Picton Castle Trust The form also contains all the information you will need for your choice of tour. Just click on one of the links below:

Group Tour Booking Form 2019

Group Tour Booking Form 2020

Group Visit Terms and Conditions

A 30% deposit is required to secure your booking and must be sent with the completed booking form. Final payment and final group numbers are due no later than 14 days prior to your visit and must be made in one single transaction.

Cheques for Group Tour Visits are to be made payable to: Picton Castle Trust, and Card Payments can be made by calling 01437 751326.