As an independent charity, we rely on your entry fees, and any money you spend in the shop or café to preserve the Castle for the future. Being closed has a significant impact our work, but you can help. Please visit our Support Us page to find out how.

Following updates to government guidelines, Hartlebury Castle is opening its grounds to the public from Saturday 30th May 2020. These will be open Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm. Entry will be free to begin with, but donations are encouraged to help support us and our work to preserve the Castle.
We are unable to open our buildings for the foreseeable future.

Our priority is the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff. Social distancing measures and enhanced cleaning procedures will be in place across the ground. Please click here to read how we are ensuring yours and our staff and volunteers’ safety on site.

Opening Times

Please note at this time only Hartlebury Castle grounds are open.

Grounds Opening Times:

Tuesdays to Sundays 11am – 4pm
Last Entry 3.30pm

Wholesite Opening Times

(Please note as of 23rd March, the Castle buildings are currently closed. Please use Grounds Opening Times. Opening times when we re-open may be subject to change.)

Tuesdays to Fridays 10am – 5pm
Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays 11am – 5pm
Mondays (except Bank Holidays) Closed

Last entry 4pm.

Hartlebury Castle Café

Open 10am-4pm Tuesday-Sunday

Partial Closure Dates

Please note that on some days, due to private functions, the Bishops Palace, State Rooms and Grounds will be closed to visitors. On these days you can still visit the County Museum and learn all about the history of the County of Worcestershire.

Dates in 2020 when visitor access will be to the Museum only are:

  • Saturday 16th May
  • Saturday 26th September
  • Saturday 10th October

Early Closures

On the below dates the Bishop’s Palace, State Rooms and Grounds will close early. The County Museum will still be open.

  • Saturday 23rd May
  • Saturday 1st August


Dogs are welcome into the Grounds and Reception building.  Only Assistance dogs are allowed into the main Castle and outer buildings.

The cafe outdoor seating area has bowls of water available for your dog as you relax with a hot drink. Dogs may be taken through the main cafe to access this area.


Whole Site Admission

Whole site admission prices include access to the Bishops Palace & State Rooms, Worcestershire County Museum, and the Castle grounds.

Adult £9.50
Concession (over 60s & Students) £8.50
Child (aged 5-16) £5.50
Child under 5 Free
Family (2 adults & 3 children) £26.00

Annual passes are also available, allowing you to visit Hartlebury Castle as many times as you like in a year. A ‘whole site’ family pass costs £45 and an individual pass costs £23. Events and activities are payable separately.

Grounds Only Admission

For those of you who just want to visit the Castle grounds a grounds only ticket is available:

Adult £3.50
Concession (over 60s & Students) £3.00
Child (aged 5-16) £1.50
Family (2 adults & 2 children) £8.00
Family Grounds Annual Pass £20.00
Individual Grounds Annual Pass £10.00

Please note that Grounds Only tickets are not available on special event days.

Partial Opening Admission

While we operate partial opening, our admission prices will be:

Adult £5.00
Concessions (over 60s & Students) £4.50
Children (aged 5-16) £3.00
Children under 5 Free
Family Ticket (2 adults & up to 2 children)  £15.00

Accessibility Guide

For full details about access across the site, please download our Accessibility Guide.

If you have any questions regarding access please call 01299 250416 or email

Visitor Facilities

  • Cafe serving a range of hot and cold meals. Visit The Hartlebury Castle Café page to see a menu.
  • Old Moat Coppice nature trail & picnic area offer a pleasant place for a stroll (outside museum boundaries, available at all times)
  • The Orchard Picnic Area is inside the museum and can be used for your own picnics
  • Visitor Reception building with a well-stocked gift shop
  • Lift to all floors
  • Museum is pushchair friendly or pushchairs can be left in the museum lobby if you prefer
  • Ample free parking
  • Easy access to the many walks and footpaths on Hartlebury Common, a rare area of upland heath

Find us

Hartlebury Castle,
DY11 7XZ

Booking, Groups & Events:
Phone: 01299 250416


Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust is a registered charity and relies on the generosity and support of it’s visitors and the hard work of it’s amazing team of volunteers.

Every donation matters and makes a positive impact on the work the Trust is able to do.

Please 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



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.


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