Plan Your Visit to Eastnor Castle

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

Download 2020 Tourist Leaflet

* CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Eastnor Castle, grounds, arboretum and Deer Park Campsite are all currently closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Updates will be posted on here and on our social media channels as soon as we have them. Thank you for your understanding. **

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

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.

Online Tickets:
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 Easter & ChilliFest)
English Heritage: 50% Discount (Not valid for Easter & ChilliFest)

Dogs:
Very welcome!

Please use the calendar below to check our open dates:

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2020 OPENING DATES:

Eastnor Castle, grounds, arboretum and Deer Park Campsite will remain closed to visitors until further notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We are reviewing this regularly and hope to be able to open on the following dates throughout 2020:

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
Castle Tea Room 11:00 - 17:30
Ice Cream Parlour 11:30 - 16:30

Please check below for our open dates between April and September 2020. We are open for visitors on all yellow and green days.

Privilege Card

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

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 before 4.30pm on the day of your visit. Alternatively, click below to purchase a Privilege Card online and receive it in the post.

Buy Privilege Card
2020 Adult (16 years & over) £29
2020 Child (3-15 years) £17
2020 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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What’s On

Upcoming Events at Eastnor Castle

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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!

Tue 26th May - Thu 28th May

Runaround Days

Let off some steam in the school holidays!

Sun 31st May

Archery

‘Have-a-go’ Archery sessions for adults and children.

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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