With fascinating exhibitions and displays, peaceful surroundings, an excellent café and gift shop Hartlebury Castle is the ideal destination for group visits.

A visit to Hartlebury Castle includes opportunities to explore the former Bishops Palace, official home to the Bishop of Worcester for over 1000 years, see grand State Rooms and discover fascinating collections and stories in Worcestershire County Museum. A stroll around the grounds offers beautiful views of the moat and the Castle. We are located just 20 minutes away from M5 and M42, providing an ideal location for a day out in Worcestershire with your group.

For visiting groups we offer coach parking, special group menus in the Café, and free entry for your coach driver.

We offer a special discount for group visitors with 10% off our full price tickets:

Adult – £13.05
Concessions (Over 60s & Students) – £11.25
Child – £7.42

Tickets provide admission to the whole Hartlebury Castle site. To receive these discounted prices your group must be a minimum of 10 people and your visit must be pre-booked.

If you would like to discuss a Group Visit, or check availability, please contact us on 01299 250416. It may also be possible to arrange an evening group visits or a visit on a Monday when we are usually closed, please get in touch if this is something you would like to discuss.

Special Interest Tours

Hurd Library Tours

We offer private tours of the Hurd Library and Bishops’ Palace for pre-booked groups. Tours cost £18.50 per person and include access to the whole Castle site, including the County Museum and grounds before and after your tour. To make an enquiry about a Hurd Library Tour, please contact Chantel Summerfield on events@hartleburycastle.com.

Minimum group size: 6 people

Collections Centre Tours
Museums Worcestershire offer pre-booked groups a special behind-the-scenes tour of Museums Worcestershire’s Collections Centre, our off-site store containing thousands of objects which we are unable to display in our museums. These tours cost £8.75 per person and are for a minimum of 8 people. For more information please download our Behind the Scenes Tour Information Sheet.


The Hartlebury Castle Café welcomes groups, offering a range of tasty homemade meals and snacks and a discounted group menu. The café can seat up to 55 people indoors and also has a lovely outdoor seating area.

To find out more about the café, visit our café page here.

Group visit menu orders must be received 10 days in advance of your visit.

Getting Here

Coach or Car
Hartlebury Castle offers free coach and car parking.  We are located off the A449 in the village of Hartlebury, just 20 minutes from both the M42 (Junction 1) and M5 (Junction 6).  Post Code: DY11 7XZ

Train: Hartlebury Railway Station is a 15-20 minute walk from Hartlebury Castle, with hourly trains from Birmingham and Worcester.
Please be aware there is no public transport on Sundays. On Sundays, the nearest Railway Station is Kidderminster, which is 15 minutes away by car.