Summer 2018 Admission Tickets: July to August

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Tickets for our 2018 Summer Public Opening are now on sale.

The Castle, Egyptian Exhibition and Gardens will open during the Summer as follows:

Sunday 8th July, 2018 – Tuesday 4th September, 2018 (the Castle is closed on Fridays and Saturdays of each week)

(For later September dates join us on our Centenary weekend:

Both morning admission and afternoon admission tickets are available to purchase. The following timings are the periods on which you must begin your visit inside the Castle. Morning tickets allow entry to the Castle and Exhibition between 10:30am and 1pm. Afternoon tickets allow entry to the Castle and Exhibition between 1pm and 4pm. Whichever ticket time you select, you are welcome to explore the gardens and enjoy the tearooms and café from 9:30am and  the grounds and car park will close at 6pm.  Please note the last entry to the grounds and Castle is 4pm and all visitors must have left the Castle by 5pm. 

The Castle Tearooms are open from 9:30am where you can enjoy teas, coffees, croissants and pastries for breakfast. A choice of hot food, sandwiches, soups, salads, scones and cakes are available later in the day. The Gift Shop will also be open at these times for you to browse the  selection of gifts, books, homeware, food, plants and planters for your garden.






Please select your date from the calendar below where the colours in the calendar indicate availability. The website instructions then guide you through to purchase.











Please note that your tickets will not be posted to you. They are sent by email at the end of the purchase. On completion of your order, your tickets will be left in your account in this website for you to print whenever you choose prior to your visit.


If you have already purchased tickets you can use the button below to login, then view, download and print them.

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Please print your tickets and bring them along with you on the day of your visit.

Total cost

Due to the popularity of the Castle, tickets purchased for a given date and entrance time cannot be exchanged, refunded or re-dated.

In order to avoid fraudulent tickets, please bring the credit/debit card used to pay for your admission tickets to present when you visit the Castle. If this is a problem, please ring the office on 01635 253210. Thank you for your help and cooperation.