Opening Hours

The castle opens daily at 9.30am. Closing time varies seasonally. Winter and summer hours are detailed below:

Summer Closing Time Last entry
26 Mar - 30 Sept    6pm 5.15pm
Winter Closing Time Last entry
1 Oct - 31 Mar        5pm 4.15pm

Closing times for independent museums vary.

We recommend you allow at least 2 hours to see all the castle highlights and to get the most out of your visit. 

Late Night Opening - August 2018

This summer we’re delighted to be opening late on selected evenings.

Tuesday and Thursday, 9.30am to 8pm (last entry 7.15pm)

No need to book, just plan your visit and pay on arrival.

Christmas and New Year

The castle is closed on 25 and 26 December. On 1 January we are open from 11am to 5pm and normal hours from 2 January.