Summer Public Opening. July-Sept 2024

Summer Public Opening 2024

Tickets are available for the Castle, Egyptian Exhibition & Gardens during the Summer 2024 as follows:

Sunday 7th July 2024 – Thursday 5th September 2024 

Closed Friday and Saturday each week. Please read through the information below. Availability can be viewed on the calendar at the base of this page.


Ticket Prices: 

Castle, Egyptian Exhibition & Gardens

Adult £29.00
Child (4-16 years) £16.00
Child Concession £15.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £79.00
Over 60 £26.50
Disabled £26.50
Student £26.50
Carer (a necessary carer of a paying, registered disabled ticket holder) Free

Castle & Gardens

Adult £22.50
Child (4-16 years) £14.00
Child Concession £13.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £63.00
Over 60 £21.00
Disabled £21.00
Student £21.00
Carer (a necessary carer of a paying, registered disabled ticket holder) Free











There is no need to book a ticket for under 4s. Children of this age will be admitted free of charge.

Please note, walk-up tickets (9:00am or 2:30pm) may sometimes be available to purchase at the gate on the day.  Ticket prices are £3 per adult higher than prebooked tickets bought on this website, and concessions are not available.  Child tickets are not affected.  If you have any questions about walk-up tickets, please email

There are three admission times. Please note you are welcome to enter the Castle at any time within your booked window. In order to book, please choose a date on the selector below, followed by a ticket type, then your admission time to the Castle.

•    Morning Admission:       Admission between 10:00am – 12:30pm  

•    Midday Admission :        Admission between 12:30pm – 2:30pm 

•    Afternoon Admission:   Admission between 2:30pm – 3.45pm. 


Last admission to the Castle is 3.45pm. Regardless of your ticket timing, you are welcome to visit the Gardens, Tearooms and Gift Shop throughout the day.  The Gardens, Tearooms and Gift Shop all close at 5pm and the park gates at 5:30pm.

Tours of the Castle and Egyptian Exhibition are on a self-guided basis, with guides throughout to provide information and assistance.


We are pleased to offer an opportunity to combine your visit to Highclere Castle with our "Picnic Afternoon Tea for Two" - a selection of delicious cakes, scones and sandwiches with a Half Bottle of Joseph Perrier Champagne served in a beautiful box.

We offer a Standard Menu, Vegetarian Menu and a Gluten-Free Menu. These menu options apply to the entire Picnic Box. We are unable to offer mixed menus within one Box. We cannot guarantee that our products are either dairy free or nut free. For details on our Menus for "Picnic Afternoon Tea", please click  HERE.

If you wish to add a "Picnic Afternoon Tea for Two" box to your order, you can select this add-on option below.
Our Picnic Afternoon Tea Boxes are £75 for two people.

If you wish to buy tickets for the Castle Tours and Champagne Afternoon Tea in the Coach House please click HERE to go to the ticket page. (You cannot add on Champagne Afternoon Tea in the Coach House having bought tickets from this page. It must be bought as one package).

Your tickets are sent by email at the end of the purchase. Please do check your "junk" folder. A copy of your tickets will also be left in your account in this website for you to print whenever you choose before you arrive here.



Please familiarise yourself with our Terms and Conditions and FAQ pages prior to purchase. As you checkout, there are a number of reminders that the tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Please note that neither dogs (guide dogs excepted) nor picnics are allowed within the Grounds.

Click HERE to view our Terms and Conditions and click HERE to view our Frequently Asked Questions. If you wish to read these pages, please do so BEFORE entering your ticket requirements here.

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

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