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an interesting and fun-filled
family day out
** EASTNOR CASTLE IS CLOSED FOR VISITORS UNTIL EASTER 2020 **
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 Assault 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 the admission price except Theatre Performances.
Times & Admission
|ONLINE TICKETS 2020||GATE TICKETS 2020|
|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 2020|
|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 2020|
|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 only apply to day tickets and excludes Privilege Cards.
Discounted online tickets are available up until 2.30pm on the day of your visit
(excluding Chilli Festival when online tickets are available until 10am on the day of your visit).
Membership Discounts (not available for online tickets):
HHA: Free to Members (Not valid for ChilliFest)
English Heritage: 50% Discount (Not valid for ChilliFest)
Please use the calendar below to check our open dates:
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2020 OPENING DATES:
Friday 10th to Monday 13th April: EASTER TREASURE HUNT *
Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th April: EASTER HOLIDAYS
Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd May: EASTNOR CHILLIFEST *
Sunday 24th to Monday 25th May: EASTNOR STEAM & VINTAGE *
Tuesday 26th to Thursday 28th May: MAY HALF TERM
31st May to 13th July: OPEN EVERY SUNDAY & MONDAY
19th July to 27th August: OPEN SUNDAY TO THURSDAY
Sunday 30th to Monday 31st August: AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY
Sunday 6th to Sunday 27th September: OPEN EVERY SUNDAY
* ‘Castle & Grounds Admission’ only. ‘Grounds Only Admission’ is not available for these events.
2020 OPENING TIMES:
|Lower Grounds (Visitor Entrance, Maze & Junior Obstacle Course)||10:30 - 17:30|
|Higher Grounds (Arboretum and all other attractions)||11:00 - 17:30|
|Castle (last admission 16:00)||11:30 - 16:30|
|Gift Shop||10:30 - 17:00|
|Castle Tea Room||11:00 - 17:30|
|Ice Cream Parlour (will stay open later than 16:30 on busy days)||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 shop, 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, Shop and Ice Cream Parlour
- 10% discount on theatre performances
Should you wish to purchase a Privilege Card whilst you are here, the cost of your ticket will be deducted from the cost of your Privilege Card. You may upgrade your ticket at the Visitor Entrance or the Gift Shop. Alternatively, you may purchase a Privilege Card online and receive it in the post.
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!
Upcoming Events at Eastnor Castle
Fri 10th Apr - Mon 13th Apr
OlympEGG Easter Treasure Hunt
Our legendary Easter Treasure Hunt around the castle and grounds. Chocolate for everyone who takes part and a chance to win an enormous Easter Egg!
Sat 2nd May - Sun 3rd May
Eastnor ChilliFest ’20
All things Chilli to try and buy! Live music, bars, hot food, children’s cookery school, Chilli Eating Competition and cooking demonstrations.
Sun 24th May - Mon 25th May
Eastnor Steam & Vintage
A nostalgic family fun day! Line up of steam engines, vintage cars, tea tent, giant garden games, model steam engine rides, vintage carousel, chair swing and more!
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”