Plan Your Visit to Eastnor Castle
Visit Eastnor Castle for
an interesting and fun-filled
family day out!
Eastnor Castle is an award-winning tourist attraction nestled in the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and set in parkland, just a few miles from the medieval market town of Ledbury in Herefordshire.
Open on selected days from Easter until the end of September, there is plenty to entertain and amuse visitors of all ages, and dogs are most welcome.
This historic house is full of medieval armour and fine art and in the beautiful grounds, visitors will find an arboretum and a lake with many spectacular walks, trails and views.
Children of all ages will have endless fun in the Adventure Playground, Knight’s Maze, Junior Obstacle Course and many more attractions. Tree climbing, hill rolling, leaf kicking and stick collecting is also actively encouraged as children connect with the great outdoors.
The Castle Tea Room offers hot and cold food, drinks and snacks, and there are also picnic benches aplenty on the Valley Lawn for visitors bringing a picnic.
A varied and exciting events programme runs from Easter until September with a special event being held on most days that the castle is open for visitors; please see the What’s On page for more details. All events held in the Castle and Grounds are included in your admission price except for Theatre Performances.
Times & Admission
|ONLINE TICKETS 2021||GATE TICKETS 2021|
|Grounds Only||Castle & Grounds||Grounds Only||Castle & Grounds|
|ADULT (16+ years)||£8.50||£12.50||£9.00||£13.00|
|CHILD (3-15 years)||£5.50||£7.50||£6.00||£8.00|
|FAMILY (2 Adults & up to 3 Children)||£23.00||£33.00||£24.00||£34.00|
|ONLINE TICKETS 2021|
|Grounds Only||Castle & Grounds|
|ADULT (16+ years)||£8.50||£12.50|
|CHILD (3-15 years)||£5.50||£7.50|
|FAMILY (2 Adults & up to 3 Children)||£23.00||£33.00|
|GATE TICKETS 2021|
|Grounds Only||Castle & Grounds|
|ADULT (16+ years)||£9.00||£13.00|
|CHILD (3-15 years)||£6.00||£8.00|
|FAMILY (2 Adults & up to 3 Children)||£24.00||£34.00|
‘Castle & Grounds’ tickets only will apply for Easter Treasure Hunt, Eastnor ChilliFest & Eastnor Steam & Vintage. (‘Grounds Only’ admission tickets will not be available on those days).
Special offers and promotions do not apply to Privilege Cards.
Discounted online tickets are available up until 2.30pm on the day of your visit
(excluding ChilliFest when online tickets are available until 10am on the day of your visit).
Membership Discounts – only available for online tickets:
HHA: Free to Members (Not valid for Easter & ChilliFest)
English Heritage: 20% Discount (Not valid for Easter & ChilliFest)
Please use the calendar below to check our open dates:
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EASTNOR CASTLE & GROUNDS ARE NOW CLOSED UNTIL EASTER 2021.
|Grounds (Visitor Entrance, Arboretum & Adventure Playground)||10:30 - 17:30|
|Knight's Maze & Junior Obstacle Course||10.30 - 17.00|
|Castle Tea Room||11:00 - 17:30|
|Castle (last admission 16:00)||11:30 - 16:30|
|Ice Cream Parlour||11:30 - 16:30|
An Eastnor Castle Privilege Card allows you FREE entry into the castle on every visitor open day for 12 months. It also allows you a 10% discount on tea room and ice cream purchases.
The Privilege Card is valid for twelve months and includes:
- Admission to the Castle & Grounds on all Visitor Open Days (excluding theatre performances and Deer Park events)
- VIP parking
- 10% discount on all purchases in the Castle Tea Room and Ice Cream Parlour
- 10% discount on theatre performances
We are now closed for the winter and will re-open for Easter on Friday 2nd April 2021. New Privilege Cards will be sent out to you in the Spring alongside further information about our opening dates and events for 2021.
Upgrade your day ticket
If you’d like to upgrade your day ticket to a Privilege Card, simply forward your ticket confirmation email to email@example.com stating which card(s) you’d like to purchase and we’ll then get in touch with you by email to arrange the upgrade. If you purchased tickets on the gate, please email proof of purchase (eg a photo of your admission ticket).
You may only request to upgrade your ticket within 2 days of your visit and upgrades are only available on like-for-like purchases (for example, a Family ticket can only be upgraded to a Family Privilege Card).
* Buy a Privilege Card as a gift – Visit our new E-Gift Voucher shop *
How to get here
Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1RL
Journey Times to Eastnor
Central London 2 1/2 hours, Manchester 2 hours, Birmingham 1 hour, Bristol 1 hour, Cardiff 1 hour. For Visitors using Sat Nav leaving the M50 at junction 2, follow the brown tourist signs to Eastnor Castle. Please ignore your Sat Nav as a number of providers are currently directing you the wrong way.
Nearest train stations direct to Paddington
Eastnor lies between the Cotswolds and the Welsh Marches. The Castle is 2½ miles east of Ledbury on the A438 Tewkesbury road.
Directions from London
Take M4 West. Exit M4 at junction 15 (Swindon). Follow A419/A417 to Cirencester and Gloucester (Dual Carriageway). Before Gloucester exit A417 onto M5 North (towards Birmingham) at junction 11A and continue as if from North or South.
Directions from North or South
Exit M5 at junction 8 onto M50. Exit M50 at junction 2 Follow A417 to Ledbury. Follow the Brown Tourist signs (Eastnor Castle) via bypass and through Ledbury Town Centre onto A449 (signed Worcester and Malvern). After 1 mile turn right again onto A438 (signed Tewkesbury and Eastnor). Entrance to Castle is after 1 mile on right hand side.
don’t leave your dog at home
Eastnor Castle is very proud to be a Dogs Welcome tourist attraction and one of the few stately homes where dogs are welcome into its grounds and house.
If they are on a lead, your dog is welcome to wander with you when you visit, and every owner is offered dog waste bags on arrival. There is also a dedicated ‘Dogs-Off-Leads Area’ where dogs are free to run amongst the trees!
Stay at Eastnor
Combine your visit with a stay on the Eastnor Estate
There are 4 properties on the Eastnor Estate which are finished and equipped to a high standard, and rated 4* by Visit England.
* The Stables Apartment is within the grounds of Eastnor Castle and is available for booking on a single night basis.
“A brilliant family day out – so much to do and explore – we had a fantastic day”