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

OPTION 3: DIRECTORS TOUR

For groups of 10+ Persons

Enjoy an informative guided tour around our amazing heritage property with our director -Mr Dai Evans- followed by Tea and Danish pastries served on vintage china in the Great Hall. Members of your group may also explore the gardens and galleries at their leisure before or after the tour, and also visit our wonderful gift shop and courtyard restaurant. These tours are subject to availability and your tour guide may be substituted for a senior tour guide where necessary. If you would like to book this tour instead of the options above please contact us first to check availability.

Cost £20 p/p Minimum charge per group £200.00

Duration Approx 90 minutes

Added Extras for Your Visit
If you would also like to add the following to your booking please give us a call on 01437 751326

Secret Owl Garden: Additional cost £4.00 Per Person

For an extra cost of £4.00 per person you can also visit the Secret Owl Garden. We have 25 species of owls waiting to meet you and throughout the day each owl has the chance to stretch its wings and fly around the Secret Owl Garden. If your group is visiting through the day time and would like to organise a visit to the Secret Owl Garden as part of their visit then please give us a call on 01437 751326 to discuss your options, unfortunately we are unable to arrange visits to the Secret Owl Garden for evening visits.

Head Gardeners tour: Additional cost £6.00 Per Person

Enjoy a guided tour around our wonderful gardens with our head gardener- Roddy Milne. These tours are subject to availability and your tour guide may be substituted for a senior member of our gardening team where necessary. If you would like to book a head gardeners tour in addition to your group tour please contact us first to check availability.

‘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 Visit Terms and Conditions 2019

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.