Opening Times & Prices

Open daily from Saturday 4th March – Sunday 29th October 2017,

March & October 10am  – 5pm & April – September 10am – 6pm (Last admission one hour before closing).

Please note that as the castle operates as an International Study Centre for Queens’ University in Canada, the castle is not freely open to the public and tours are scheduled around timetables and other uses including conferences/weddings. The tour lasts approximately one hour and at an extra charge (subject to availability), £2.50 per Adult/Concession & £1.00 per child under 16. Tickets to be purchased on arrival from Castle Reception.

Entry to the Castle Grounds on 26, 27, 28 August 2017 is included with the purchase of tickets for England’s Medieval Festival.

England’s Medieval Festival Tickets are available at the Gate on the days of the festival , or CLICK HERE to purchase Discount Weekend and Day Medieval Festival tickets online.

Daily RatesGardens & GroundsCastle ToursGardens & Grounds + Science Centre
Children Under 16
Children Under 5
Senior Citizens
Family Ticket (2 adults + 3 children or 1 adult + 4 children)£14.00N/A£40.00

Dogs are welcome in the gardens and grounds if kept on a lead.

Joint tickets with The Observatory Science Centre offer exceptional value for money and a great day out, tickets to be purchased on arrival from the castle ticket office.