Plan Your Visit to Eastnor Castle

Visit Eastnor Castle for
an interesting and fun-filled
family day out!

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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.

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Times & Admission

Please use the calendar below to check our open dates:

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2021 OPENING DATES:

Friday 2nd – Thursday 8th April:
Every day
Saturday 1st – Monday 3rd May:
Every day
Sunday 30th May – Thursday 3rd June:
Every day
Sunday 6th June – Monday 19th July:
Sunday & Monday Only
Sunday 25th July – Thursday 26th August:
Sunday to Thursday* BOOK TICKETS
Sunday 29th August – Monday 27th September:

Sunday & Monday Only BOOK TICKETS

* The Dining Room will be closed as part of the castle tour from 11.30am until Midday on Monday 16th August. This only affects visitors purchasing Castle & Grounds tickets.

2021 OPENING TIMES:

Grounds (Visitor Entrance, Arboretum, Adventure Playground & Woodland Play Area)10:30 - 17:30
Knight's Maze & Junior Obstacle Course (Maze currently closed)10.30 - 17.00
Castle Tea Room11:00 - 17:30
Castle (last admission 16:00)11:30 - 16:30
Ice Cream Parlour11:30 - 16:30

Privilege Card

An Eastnor Castle Privilege Card is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and includes:

  • FREE Admission to the Castle & Grounds on all Visitor Open Days (excluding theatre performances and Deer Park events)
  • 10% discount on all purchases in the Castle Tea Room and Ice Cream Parlour
  • 10% discount on theatre performances

Please see our Opening Times page for details of when we are open throughout the year.

Adult Privilege Card – This is for 1 named adult only (aged 16 and over) and cannot be used by anyone other than the named adult. The named adult must sign the back of their Privilege Card before visiting Eastnor Castle.

Child Privilege Card – This is for 1 named child only (aged 3 to 15) and cannot be used by anyone other than the named child. The named child (or a parent/guardian) must sign the back of their Privilege Card before visiting Eastnor Castle.

Family Privilege Card – This is for 2 named adults and up to 3 children. The card cannot be used by anyone other than one or both of the named adults. Children do not have to be named on a Family Privilege Card. Both named adults must sign the back of their Privilege Card before visiting Eastnor Castle.

Once you have purchased a Privilege Card, please book your day tickets online by selecting the relevant Privilege Card Ticket option. Your card will be sent out to you in the post within 5 working days but should you wish to book your tickets before your card arrives, please refer to the instructions in your Privilege Card purchase confirmation email.

Please bring your Privilege Card along with you when you visit along with a piece of photo ID as we will sometimes ask you to confirm your identity and/or provide your signature.

Upgrade your day ticket

If you’d like to upgrade your day ticket to a Privilege Card, simply complete this form 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) to enquiries@eastnorcastle.com stating which card(s) you would like to purchase and we’ll then get in touch with you by email to arrange the upgrade.

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 Privilege Card
Adult (16 years & over) £29
Child (3-15 years) £17
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £75

How to get here

Address

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.

By Train

Nearest train stations direct to Paddington

Ledbury 2 miles 2.45hrs
Great Malvern 8 miles 2.30hrs
Gloucester 19 miles 1.50hrs

By Road

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.

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Dogs Welcome

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!

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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.

Golden Gates Lodge – sleeps 4
Peacock Villa – sleeps 6
The Stables Apartment – sleeps 6*
Hillend House – sleeps 18

* The Stables Apartment is within the grounds of Eastnor Castle and is available for booking on a single night basis.

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“A brilliant family day out – so much to do and explore – we had a fantastic day”

Katie

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