Opening Times

The Grounds of Highcliffe Castle are open to the public free of charge all year round. Grounds open daily at 7am and close at the following times:

Castle Grounds

February to March
Open daily at 7am. Close at 6.30pm
April and October
Open daily at 7am. Close at 7.30pm
May and September
Open daily at 7am. Close at 9.00pm
June, July and August
Open daily at 7am. Close at 10.00pm

Castle opening times

November and December
Open daily at 11am. Close at 4pm (last admission 3pm)
January 2020
Closed but open for wedding appointments and group or function bookings

On Saturdays (and some Fridays) when there are wedding receptions, last admission to the Castle will be at 4pm. Please call or see our Room Closures page for the latest details.

Tea rooms

Summer - April to September
Open daily at 10:00am. Close at 5:30pm
Winter - October to March
Open daily at 10:00am. Close at 4:00pm

Why not take a Tour?

Upgrade your admission ticket for just £3 and you will be able to join a tour with one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides, taking you behind the scenes in areas of the Castle you will not get to see on the public route.