Opening Times

Open 1st February – 22nd December
Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
Weekends & Bank Holidays: 11am – 5pm
Café: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm

Please check our Partial closure days below to confirm your date of visit.

Admission Tickets

Adult – £14.50
Concessions (Over 60s & students) – £12.50
Children (5-16 years) – £8.25
Under 5s – Free
Family (2 adults & 3 children) – £38.50
Carers – Free
Historic Houses Association Members – Free (Not valid on event days. Please see our What’s On page to check your visit date)

Adult – £6
Concessions (Over 60s & students) – £5.50
Children (5-16 years) – £4.50
Under 5s – Free
Family (2 adults & 3 children) – £17
Carers – Free

On occasion, the Bishop’s Palace and Grounds (including the playground) may be closed. Worcestershire County Museum will remain open and tickets are available at a reduced entry fee on the door:

Adult – £6.50
Concessions (Over 60s & students) – £5.95
Children (5-16 years) – £3.75
Under 5s – Free
Family (2 adults & 3 children) – £18.50
Carers – Free

Upcoming partial closure dates:

Saturday 8th June
Saturday 22nd June
Sunday 23rd June
Saturday 6th July
Sunday 14th July
Friday 9th August
Sunday 11th August
Saturday 24th August
Saturday 7th September
Saturday 21st September
Saturday 28th September
Sunday 29th September
Saturday 5th October
Sunday 13th October
Saturday 2nd November

Become a Guardian of Hartlebury Castle and visit as many times as you like for a whole year! See more details here.

Guardian pass prices:

Wholesite Individual – £46
Wholesite Joint – £74
Wholesite Family (2 adults & 3 children) – £80
Grounds & Gardens Individual – £22
Grounds & Gardens Joint – £38.50
Grounds & Gardens Family (2 adults & 3 children) – £49
Grounds & Gardens Child – £15
Gold Individual – £100
Gold Joint – £150
Gold Family – £175

Worcestershire residents can access Hartlebury Castle for a year for £32.50 for an individual or £65 for a family. Contact 01299 250416 to get your pass and find out more.

Historic Houses logo

Hartlebury Castle is part of the Historic Houses Member-Access Scheme (not valid on event days).

Visitor Facilities

Logos for free parking, accessible parking, cafe, picnic areas, baby change facilities, toilets and accessible toilets, pushchair-friendly facilities, lift, dogs, shop, adventure playground and bike storage facilities.

Delicious hot and cold food and drink is available at the onsite café, Hayley’s Kitchen at Hartlebury Castle. You can also find the perfect souvenir for your visit at our gift shop.

Accessibility Guide

For full details about access across the site, please see our Accessibility Guide. (Opens in separate website)

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


Dogs are welcome in the Grounds and Reception building. Only Assistance dogs are allowed into the main Castle and outer buildings. Dogs are only allowed in the outdoor seating area of the café.

Middle-aged male and female couple smiling and looking out over the Castle grounds, leaning over a crenellated wall

Getting Here

By Car or Coach
Free parking
for cars and coaches. We are located off the A449 in the village of Hartlebury, near Kidderminster and Stourport and just 20 minutes from both the M42 (Junction 1) and M5 (Junction 6). The entrance to the Castle is next to the White Hart pub.

Hartlebury Castle postcode: DY11 7XZ

By Train
Hartlebury Train Station is a 15-20 minute walk from Hartlebury Castle, with hourly trains from Birmingham and Worcester. Trains run less frequently on Sundays.

By Bus
The 303 Diamond Bus service between Kidderminster and Worcester drops off from Monday-Saturday at The Birches in Hartlebury, which is a 15-20 minute walk from Hartlebury Castle. The last bus towards Worcester is at 17:46 and the last bus towards Kidderminster is at 19:12. See the timetable here for more details.

Find us


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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