Opening Times

Hartlebury Castle is open from 1 February – 23 December each year.

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

Last entry 4pm.

The Hurd Library is open for visitors to look into on Tuesdays 11am – 2pm*

Please note, the Hurd Library is closed on Tuesday 15th October.

*Subject to volunteer availability, please call in advance if you are planning a special visit.

Bishop’s Table Cafe

Currently 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 2019 when visitor access will be to the Museum only are:

  • Saturday 13th April
  • Saturday 8th June


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. On Tuesdays & Bank Holidays your ticket also allows you to see into the Hurd Library.

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 Closure Admission

On days of partial closure 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 (admits 2 adults & up to 2 children) £15.00

Find us

Hartlebury Castle,
DY11 7XZ

Booking, Groups & Events:
Phone: 01299 250416

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Access Statement

For full details about access across the site, please download our Access Statement.

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 Bishops’ Table Cafe 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


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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