Relax in the peaceful grounds of Hartlebury Castle as you stroll around the historic moat. Get back to nature as you encounter the Castle’s wildlife while following the nature trail and take in the floras’ colours of the seasons. Discover the 280 year old Mulberry tree and the wonderful variety of fruits on site including the famous Worcestershire black pear. The open spaces are perfect for children to run around in and enjoy outdoor games.
NB The Perimeter Walk includes steps and uneven surfaces, therefore is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies.
Following the decision to move the Bishop of Worcester’s main residence to Worcester city centre and put the Castle up for sale, the grounds at Hartlebury Castle became overgrown and were untamed for over 10 years. Working with Worcestershire Woodland Project a group of Grounds Maintenance and Gardening volunteers have been working to restore them. If you would like to join our volunteer team visit our Volunteer page.
We allow dogs into the Grounds and reception building; Assistance Dogs only are allowed into the main Castle and outer buildings.
Café & Shop
After you’ve explored the Castle and grounds, a visit to Hayley’s Kitchen pop up cafe in the Carriage Circle is the perfect way to relax. Our Castle shop offers a variety of lovely souvenirs and gifts from local businesses.