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Spectacular Gardens

Dream Weddings

Private Hire

Welcome to Castle Hill

home of the Fortescue family and
steeped in Devon history since 1454

Castle Hill Gardens are open from Monday 6 July.  We are open on Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's 12pm - 4pm.

Refreshments available for takeaway. Buy tickets on the day at the Gardens (card payment only). RHS partner members can visit the Gardens on Friday's. We have put in place measures to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff and we ask for your patience while we all get used to the new system.

These breathtaking gardens and impressive historic spaces afford unrivalled settings for weddings, private and corporate events or TV hire.

The Gardens are normally open all year except Saturdays. The Tea Room is open April-October. The Gardens are open 11.00-17.00 April-October and 11.00-16.00 November-March.

Visit our Opening Times before you travel.

Latest on the Castle Hill gardens in the Spring!

Click here to take a look at the picture slideshow of our fabulous gardens in April >


One stunning location and
3 dream wedding venues
in North Devon

The Mansion House on the Castle Hill Estate provides a wonderful setting for a wedding, with large beautifully-adorned rooms and immaculately maintained gardens which are ideal for photographs. The Library, Red Room and West Wing are all available for wedding ceremonies. Receptions can take place in the Red Room (50 people), or the West Wing (100 people). With the addition of a marquee on the West Lawn adjoining the West Wing, up to 300 people can be accommodated for a reception.


The Holwell Temple offers something that little bit different and provides the ideal fit for an intimate ceremony and or reception.


Satyr's Temple is also available for a wedding ceremony and is in a romantic, woodland setting by Ugley Bridge and the river.

Visit our gardens 
for a great family day out in Devon

Our magnificent historic home and garden is a venue for all seasons. The surroundings are magical, punctuated with an array of eye-catching mystical follies, temples and lakes. The house has a timeless elegance, whether you choose to organise a wedding, book a corporate event, bring a picnic and attend an outdoor theatre production, or merely come to stroll through the wonderful gardens. Your visit to Castle Hill will be a memorable one. We feel sure that Castle Hill, loved and cherished throughout 14 generations of the Fortescue family will envelop you in its extraordinary beauty.



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