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Castle Hill opening times and prices


Please note that our kiosk and tearoom will be closed on Sunday 25th September. If you plan to visit the gardens please use the honesty box, collect your leaflet from the display and follow the map inside to make the most of your visit.

We re-open on Monday 26th until Friday 30th September when our season comes to end and the above information applies.


We would like to make your visit to Castle Hill as enjoyable as possible. We hope you find this information useful.

Opening Times & Prices

The gardens are open daily throughout the year (except Saturdays)

11am - 5pm Sunday 10th April to Friday 30th September 2016

11am - dusk October to March

Groups and coach parties are welcome at all times by prior arrangement.

Adults £6.00
Senior citizens £5.50
Children 5 - 15 £2.50 (under 5s free)
Family Ticket - £15.00 (up to 3 children) Groups (20+) £5.00
Friends of Castle Hill (season ticket) single - £20, couple - £35, family - £40 - entitles holder to unlimited entry to the gardens for 12 months from purchase


Reduced admission October 2016 to March 2017

Adults/Seniors £3.00;  Under 16s free


Please Note: We do not accept credit/debit cards, cash or cheque only  

We greatly enjoy welcoming groups from horticultural societies, WI’s, U3A’s, coach companies and community groups.  See more below. 

Useful information

Refreshments and catering

Tea/coffee, homemade cakes, cream teas, light lunches and ice-cream are available outside from the ticket office and can be enjoyed in our new tearoom from April - September. 
Groups and coach parties can pre-order lunches and teas in the West Wing. See below.


Coaches may drop off and collect guests at the top of the drive at the Entrance Arch. When possible a member of the family is available to greet coach parties and give a brief introduction to the house and gardens. Otherwise a representative from Castle Hill will greet the coach and give the talk.

Catering for groups

The West Wing will be available exclusively for coach parties. Homemade lunches or Devon Cream Teas are served in the West Wing. Please note that lunches and teas must be booked in advance for all groups and we require 5 working days notice of catering numbers for invoicing purposes.

The cost of a simple finger buffet lunch with coffee is £7.50 per person, Ploughman's lunch is £8.00 per person or a more substantial 2 course cold buffet lunch with coffee is £12.00 or £14.75 for a 2 course hot buffet lunch per person. 

The cost of a Devon cream tea is £5.50 per person. 

If catering is booked for a coach party, we will also provide a complimentary lunch for the coach driver.

Please fill in our enquiry form. On receipt, we will send you our Group Booking Form and menus.

Disabled Access

Parking is available adjacent to the ticket entrance. Access to the formal gardens and terraced lawns in front of the house as well as the riverside walk is possible for visitors in wheelchairs or with limited mobility. There are gravel paths that can prove a problem for some wheelchairs, and some of the woodland gardens and hilltop castle are only accessible by steep paths.


We welcome dogs in the gardens but please ensure that they are kept on leads at all times and that you pick up after them. You will find dog litter bins in the grounds.