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Castle Hill Gardens are open all year Monday to Friday 11am-4pm


 Jubilee Bank Holiday Opening Hours;

Thursday 2nd June - Open as usual

Friday 3rd June - Gardens open, tearoom and kiosk closed

Saturday 4th June - Gardens closed

Sunday 5th June - Gardens open free of charge to visit



Tea Room open from Monday 21 March 2022 for refreshments

We would like to make your visit to Castle Hill as enjoyable as possible. We hope you find this information useful 


Buy tickets on the day at the Gardens 

We have put in place measures to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. The safety measures implemented at the Gardens include:  limiting the number of people in the Gardens at any one time; hand sanitiser available to visitors and staff at strategic points; screen at the entry point to protect visitors and staff; WC's available for use which are sanitised throughout the day and thoroughly cleaned each night.



Please note the kiosk and tearoom may be closed if the weather is inclement 


Garden entry prices from 21 March 2022: 

Adults £8.00, Seniors, £7.50

Child (5-15) £4.00

Family Ticket 1 £16.00 (1 adult + up to 3 children)

Family Ticket 2 £21.00 (2 adults + up to 3 children)

Groups (20+) £7.00

Groups and coach parties are welcome at all times by prior arrangement.


Friends of Castle Hill (season ticket) single £30, couple £45, family £50 - entitles holder to unlimited entry to the gardens for 12 months from purchase (only valid when gardens are open Monday to Friday, 11am-4pm and excluding event days)


You can pay for all items - tickets, gifts, refreshments, with a credit/debit card.

We greatly enjoy welcoming groups from horticultural societies, WI’s, U3A’s, coach companies and community groups.  See more below. 

Useful information

Refreshments and catering

Tea/coffee, homemade cakes, cream teas, light lunches and ice-cream are available from our kiosk throughout the season and at all events.

(Last orders are taken at 3.30pm and in the case of inclement weather we may close earlier)

Groups and coach parties can pre-order lunches and teas in the West Wing. 


Coaches can 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 gardens. Otherwise a representative from Castle Hill will greet the coach.

Catering for groups

The West Wing will be available exclusively for coach parties where homemade lunches or Devon Cream Teas are served.  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.

Please contact us for menu options and prices. 

If catering is booked for a coach party, we will also provide a complimentary lunch for the coach driver.

Please request our enquiry form. On receipt, we will send you our Group Booking Form and menus.

Disabled Access

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.


We welcome your youngsters to come and enjoy the open space of our gardens. 

RHS Members

We are pleased to be a Partner Garden for 2022 and look forward to welcoming members of the RHS throughout the season.  Free Access (Member 1) Monday to Wednesday.


We offer HHA members free admission to our gardens throughout the season. Please sign in with your membership number on arrival.