Visit as many times as you like for a year as a Guardian of Hartlebury Castle

Covid-19 Update: Guardian schemes purchased while we are unable to open will be valid for 12-months from the first day Hartlebury Castle fully re-opens.

Become a Guardian of Hartlebury Castle and enjoy days of discovery with 12 months entry to this fascinating heritage attraction. Explore the lives of those who lived at the Castle, learn the story of Worcestershire and see the flowers and trees bloom across the seasons in our stunning grounds.

Your year’s entry includes access to our popular daytime and Bank Holiday events. Browse wonderful stalls at our craft fairs, follow clues on our fun trails, and enjoy a variety of themed event days, all as a Guardian of the Castle. Find out more about our upcoming events at our What’s On page.

Our Guardian scheme is available to buy as three options; Standard, Grounds & Gardens or Gold. All three are offered as Individual, Joint or Family (2 adults & up to 3 children).

As a Guardian you’ll also receive additional benefits such as a regular newsletter and exclusive events, while supporting our work at the Castle to preserve and share its history now and in the future. Become a Gold Guardian and receive additional exclusive benefits.

Your Guardian Benefits

  • 12-month access to Hartlebury Castle, including daytime events such as Bank Holidays and Christmas at the Castle.
  • 10% discount in the Hartlebury Castle Café and Shop
  • Invite to Guardian’s Summer Garden Party
  • Receive a copy of our regular newsletter
  • Free car window sticker
  • Receive exclusive children’s activity sheets (when purchasing a Family Guardian)

Grounds & Gardens Guardians

Enjoy 12-months access to Hartlebury Castle’s Grounds and Gardens. Relax on a stroll around the moat, let the children run around the open spaces, or discover the Castle wildlife on our nature trail. You’ll also receive the same great benefits as our Standard Guardians.

Gold Guardians

As a Gold Guardian, alongside receiving all of the benefits and 12-month entry mentioned above, you’ll receive additional invitations to Gold Guardian events such as private tours and exclusive talks. You will also receive a complimentary lapel badge.

A portion of your Gold Guardian payment can also be classed as a donation should you wish, allowing us to claim Gift Aid where appropriate and continue our work to ensure Hartlebury Castle is cherished, celebrated and understood, providing an unmissable experience that inspires, informs and delights all who visit.

Corporate Guardians

Our Guardians programme is aimed at those who wish to show their support for Hartlebury Castle and our work to preserve this important historic building. Our Corporate Guardians scheme is an opportunity for to align your business with our mission and support our vision for the future. Click here to find out more.


Select your Guardian Scheme below:

Terms & Conditions

(Please spare a moment to read this, we’ve kept it as brief as we can)

Guardians are valid for a period of one year from the date of purchase*. Guardians receive free entry on as many occasions as you wish during that year but excludes ticketed events and private events. There may be occasions during the year that parts or all of the site is closed, we recommend checking our website or calling before you visit if you are planning a special journey. Your ticket does not cover additional activities (eg children’s holiday crafts).

Your Guardianship is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Your Guardian card must be presented on every visit and can only be used by the named cardholder (or the members of your family if you are a family/joint Guardian). You will need to present your card to take advantage of your discount in the shop and café.

Guardians’ names and email addresses will be held by Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust and used to provide you with news, offers and information relating to Hartlebury Castle in the form of your regular Guardian Newsletter. We may on occasion also use it to contact you for administrative purposes or updates to our Guardian scheme. We may pass on your details to Museums Worcestershire (with whom we jointly operate Hartlebury Castle) for administration purposes only. We will not pass on your details to any other third party. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

*Any Guardians purchased while we are unable to open due to Covid-19 will be valid for one year from the date that Hartlebury Castle fully re-opens. This means when all three parts of the site (Bishop’s Palace, County Museum and Grounds) are open for you to visit and enjoy.