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Castle and Gardens tickets

Pre-book your ticket and time slot online before you visit or purchase tickets on the day at our ticket office - see our castle opening times before arriving. You will not be able to enter without a valid ticket.

The time slot you select will be your entry time for the castle, but you can enter the gardens at any time on the day of your visit, from first admission at 10.00. Entrance to the castle is via the State Entrance. We recommend allowing 30-45 minutes to make your way from the car park to the castle entrance for the start of your visit.

Pets are not permitted within the castle gardens unless they are registered assistance pets.

A castle and gardens ticket includes:

  • Entry to the stunning Castle State Rooms, with their fascinating royal and political history and spectacular art collections
  • All-day entry to 100 acres of world-famous historic gardens
  • Free car parking and full access to the castle shop, café, wifi and onsite visitor facilities
Ticket type No donation With donation

Members

Unlimited entry from £55 per year

Free

Free

Adult

age 18-64

£20.20

£22.40

Child

Under 5's go free and do not need a ticket. Children aged 5-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

£10.10

£11.20

Younger Person 16-17 Years

£10.10

£11.20

Senior

age 65+

£16.10

£17.90

Full time student 18+

Students need to show a valid student identification card.

£16.10

£17.90

Disabled concession

£16.10

£17.90

Disabled Carer/Companion

See conditions of use.

£0

£0

£1 tickets

For those in receipt of Universal Credit and other named benefits

£1.00

£1.00

Your donation helps

Historic Royal Palaces is the self-funding charity that cares for the Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. We ask for an optional 10% donation towards our charitable work when you buy your ticket. 

You can make your donation go further by ticking the Gift Aid box when completing your purchase. Historic Royal Palaces will be able to claim an extra 25% of the value of your ticket at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting us.

Gardens-only tickets


Please pre-book your ticket before you visit. You can also purchase tickets on the day at our ticket office. You will not be able to enter the gardens without a valid ticket. The duration of your visit is not restricted in any way. Pets are not permitted within the castle, gardens, or café unless they are registered assistance pets.

A summer fair gardens-only ticket includes:

  • Entry to 100 acres of world-famous royal gardens including including our Imaginary Menagerie play trail, the 18th-century Walled Garden, the Granville Garden, Lady Alice's Temple and the Lost Garden
  • Free car parking and full access to the castle shop, cafe, wifi and onsite visitor facilities

Kids go free* on 29 June - 01 September 2024, (excluding the Summer Fair on 24 - 26 August). See full Terms & Conditions for this unmissable offer.

Ticket type No donation With donation

Members

Unlimited entry from £55 per year

Free

Free

Adult

age 18-64

£10.00

£11.00

Child

Under 5's go free and do not need a ticket. Children aged 5-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

£5.00

£5.50

Younger Person 16-17 Years

£5.00

£5.50

Senior

age 65+

£8.00

£8.50

Full time student 18+

Students need to show a valid student identification card.

£8.00

£8.80

Disabled concession

£8.00

£8.80

Disabled Carer/Companion

See conditions of use.

£0

£0

£1 tickets (from 09 March 2024)

For those in receipt of Universal Credit and other named benefits

£1.00

£1.00

Your donation helps

Historic Royal Palaces is the self-funding charity that cares for the Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. We ask for an optional 10% donation towards our charitable work when you buy your ticket. 

You can make your donation go further by ticking the Gift Aid box when completing your purchase. Historic Royal Palaces will be able to claim an extra 25% of the value of your ticket at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting us.

Summer Fair Combined tickets


Please pre-book your ticket before you visit. You can also purchase tickets on the day at our ticket office. You will not be able to enter the gardens without a valid ticket. The duration of your visit is not restricted in any way. Pets are not permitted within the castle, gardens, or café unless they are registered assistance pets.

A ticket includes:

  • Entry to the Summer Fair
  • Entry to the Castle and 100 acres of world-famous royal gardens including including our Imaginary Menagerie play trail, the 18th-century Walled Garden, the Granville Garden, Lady Alice's Temple and the Lost Garden
  • Free car parking and full access to the castle shop, cafe, wifi and onsite visitor facilities

The Kids go free* on 29 June - 01 September 2024, offer is not valid for the Summer Fair.

Ticket type No donation With donation

Adult

age 18-64

£22.50

£25.00

Child

Under 5's go free and do not need a ticket. Children aged 5-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

£11.25

£12.50

Younger Person 16-17 Years

£18.00

£20.00

Senior

age 65+

£18.00

£20.00

Full time student 18+

Students need to show a valid student identification card.

£18.00

£20.00

Disabled concession

£18.00

£20.00

Disabled Carer/Companion

See conditions of use.

£0

£0

£1 tickets

For those in receipt of Universal Credit and other named benefits

£1.00

£1.00

Your donation helps

Historic Royal Palaces is the self-funding charity that cares for the Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. We ask for an optional 10% donation towards our charitable work when you buy your ticket. 

You can make your donation go further by ticking the Gift Aid box when completing your purchase. Historic Royal Palaces will be able to claim an extra 25% of the value of your ticket at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting us.

Castle and gardens tickets for group visits

The Castle and Gardens are open for group visits all year round. Group visits are available for groups of 15 or more for both combined Castle and Garden tickets or Gardens-only tickets. See our opening times for details of seasonal Castle hours.

Find out more about group visits

How to get tickets you've bought online

For tickets purchased online, you can choose from the following two delivery options:

Receive tickets by email or print at home

  1. Click the link in the email that we’ll send you and print out all your tickets or
  2. Download your PDF ticket to your mobile to show at the entrance.

If you are not able to download your e-tickets using the link in your confirmation email, please show your reference number which begins 421xxxxxxxx to the ticket desk when you arrive and staff on site will be able to print your tickets for you.

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How to book a carer ticket

Visitors are entitled to bring an accompanying carer free of charge. Complimentary adult carer tickets can be obtained on the day of your visit upon presentation of proof of registered disability (such as a Blue Badge, Freedom Pass, DLA letter or PIP letter).

Adult carer/companion tickets are available to book online for visits.

Only one carer ticket can be added per booking but each disabled visitor can bring one person with them free of charge as a carer/companion. If your party requires more than one carer ticket, please book your paid tickets online and email [email protected] with your booking reference number and all proof of need. We will be happy to reserve the additional carer tickets for your party at no extra cost.

£1 Tickets for Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

£1 tickets for a day visit to Hillsborough Castle and Gardens will be available to anyone in receipt of the following:

  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Pension Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance

You can claim £1 tickets for up to six people per household. Only one person per household needs to show supporting documents.

Gardens tickets must be booked online in advance to guarantee entry and avoid disappointment. Visitor numbers are limited and many dates and timeslots are sold out in advance. If you would like to join a tour of the castle, we can upgrade your ticket on the day of your visit (subject to availability), at no extra charge.

If you can't find £1 tickets for the date you wish to book, this date is sold out but further dates are available.

Learn more about our £1 ticket offer

Summer Fair Combined tickets

Pre-book your ticket and time slot online before you visit or purchase tickets on the day at our ticket office - see our castle opening times before arriving. You will not be able to enter without a valid ticket.

The time slot you select will be your entry time for the castle, but you can enter the gardens at any time on the day of your visit, from first admission at 10.00. Entrance to the castle is via the State Entrance. We recommend allowing 30-45 minutes to make your way from the car park to the castle entrance for the start of your visit.

Pets are not permitted within the castle gardens unless they are registered assistance pets.

A castle and gardens ticket includes:

  • Entry to the Summer Fair
  • Entry to the stunning Castle State Rooms, with their fascinating royal and political history and spectacular art collections
  • All-day entry to 100 acres of world-famous historic gardens
  • Free car parking and full access to the castle shop, café, wifi and onsite visitor facilities
Ticket type No donation With donation

Adult

age 18-64

£22.50

£25.00

Child

Under 5's go free and do not need a ticket. Children aged 5-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

£11.25

£12.50

Younger Person 16-17 Years

£18.00

£20.00

Senior

age 65+

£18.00

£20.00

Full time student 18+

Students need to show a valid student identification card.

£18.00

£20.00

Disabled concession

£18.00

£20.00

Disabled Carer/Companion

See conditions of use.

£0

£0

£1 tickets

For those in receipt of Universal Credit and other named benefits

£1.00

£1.00

Your donation helps

Historic Royal Palaces is the self-funding charity that cares for the Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. We ask for an optional 10% donation towards our charitable work when you buy your ticket. 

You can make your donation go further by ticking the Gift Aid box when completing your purchase. Historic Royal Palaces will be able to claim an extra 25% of the value of your ticket at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting us.