Castle Hill opening times and prices
We would like to make your visit to Castle Hill as enjoyable as possible. We hope you find this information useful.
2013/2014 Opening Times
The gardens are open daily (except Saturdays) October to the end of March 2014 11am - 3pm. Refreshments not available during Autumn/Winter.
During Autumn/Winter the ticket office is not manned and we operate a honesty box for admission payments
Groups and coach parties are welcome at all times by prior arrangement.
REDUCED ADMISSION FROM 1st NOVEMBER 2013 - 31st MARCH 2014
£3.00pp (Adults & Seniors), Under 16's FREE
The gardens are open all over the Christmas and New Year holidays
2014 Admission prices
Senior citizens £5.00
Children 5 - 15 £2.50 (under 5s free)
Family Ticket - £14.00 (up to 3 children) Groups (20+) £4.50
Season Ticket single - £20, couple - £35, family - £40 - entitles holder to unlimited entry to the gardens for 12 months from purchase
Gardens open 6th April - 28th September 11am - 5pm
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.
Refreshments and catering
Tea/coffee, homemade cakes, cream teas and ice-cream are available outside from the ticket office from April - September. Please note that the gardens are not open on Saturdays.
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 or on the outside terrace if the weather is fine. 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 £6.00 per person or a more substantial 2 course cold buffet lunch with coffee is £11.00 or £13.75 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.
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.