Opening times

We recommend booking online for the best price and to guarantee entry. See all ticket options.

1 April - 30 September 9.30am 6pm (last entry 5pm)
1 October - 31 March 9.30am 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Closing times for independent museums vary. The Regimental Museum closes 45 minutes before the castle. 

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

Please note, on Tuesday 5 December, last entry will be at 3.30pm.

The castle will open at the later time of 11am on 1 January.

Unicorn Café opening times 

1 April to 30 September:
9.30am to 5.30pm, takeaway only from 5pm

1 October to 31 March:
9.30am to 4.30pm, takeaway only from 4pm

View our menu 


25 and 26 December 

Unexpected closures

Adverse weather or other reasons beyond our control may cause the castle to close at short notice.

Before you travel, you can view current unexpected closures.