Our vision is that Hartlebury Castle is, through careful stewardship, cherished, celebrated and understood, providing an unmissable experience that inspires, informs and delights all who visit.

We are delighted that we can now reopen most of the site for you to enjoy, however some rooms are still closed due to Covid-19 and our future is still at risk. As an independent charity, we rely on your entry fees, and any money you spend in the shop or the café to support our work. Not being able to open all week or hold events during what should be peak visitor season is having a significant impact on our income.

Before Coronavirus, we saw visitors returning to Hartlebury Castle with their children and grandchildren, sharing the happy memories of previous visits and evoking nostalgic stories through our objects. Your help will allow us to continue to preserve over 1000 years of history and the stories of Worcestershire, so that the children visiting today, can return with their children in the future.

How you can help:

Make a Donation
Your donation, no matter how small, is a step towards supporting the Castle through these current times. Our work continues as we strive to provide a wonderful and safe visit for you, care for beautiful grounds to walk around and plan fantastic events for the future. We look forward to welcoming you to Hartlebury Castle. In the meantime, we are grateful for any support that you can give us. Thank you.

Help support the Castle through Covid-19 by donating online:

Click here to donate* (opens external site)

Or you can text to donate

To donate £1, text CASTLE to 70201
To donate £3, text CASTLE to 70331
To donate £5, text CASTLE to 70970
To donate £10, text CASTLE to 70191

We are immensely grateful to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and to all our other funders for their contribution to help us create the visitor attraction you see today. Now, as an independent charity, we must be self-sufficient, generating enough annual income to cover the substantial costs of maintaining and running this wonderful heritage attraction.

When you donate to Hartlebury Castle you are directly contributing to the charity which is fighting to preserve it.  Your donation helps us to keep the Castle open and look after its collections, so that visitors can learn its fascinating history and enjoy its peaceful grounds. Every penny goes towards maintaining and preserving this slice of history for future generations.

* Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme, operating as DONATE, a charity registered in England and Wales (1149800) and Scotland (SC045106). In addition to any text donation, you will incur your standard network message charge (based on your service provider rates). For Terms & Conditions, see

Sponsor a flagstone

With a donation of £5 or more you can sponsor a flagstone in the Great Hall. Bookbinder, Rodney Hobbs has made a beautiful book in which our expert Calligrapher will write the sponsor’s name(s). Once complete the book will be on permanent display in the Castle. You will be able to visit and see your name, or the names of your loved one(s). The names will be there for years to come as a record of your generosity to Hartlebury Castle.


This is your opportunity to get involved and help us turn Hartlebury Castle into something really special. We couldn’t manage without our fantastic volunteers and we’re always looking for new people to join our friendly teams.

All you need is enthusiasm and a smile.