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Picton Castle & Gardens

Beautiful woodland gardens and castle grounds.

  • 4.6

  • from 906 Google reviews

A castle on top of a stone building with Picton Castle in the background
A castle on top of a stone building with Picton Castle in the background

02 Picton Castle Pembrokeshire by Waterborough. CC-BY-SA-3.0

About the garden

A 13th century castle set in the famous Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and surrounded by 40 acres of beautiful RHS partner gardens, Picton has the added attraction of the Welsh Owl Garden and Zoo, providing plenty for visitors of all ages to do. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the recently renovated walled garden, with beautiful planting schemes, or the delights of our courtyard gift shop and restaurant.

Children will love the adventure playground and jungle boardwalk, and there’s also a fairy door trail for them to explore in the summer months. For those more adventurous guests, the on site escape rooms provide something a little extra out of the weather.

Opening times

10AM - 5PM April to October 10AM - 4PM November to March Open every day except 24 - 26 Dec and 1 Jan.

Useful details

Garden area

40 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.

Family

Yes - Children of all ages.

Bicycle storage

Yes - Yes - You can lock up your bike.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).

Shops

Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

Wheelchair hire

Wheelchairs are available for hire. Three wheelchairs available, enquire in the ticket office upon arrival

Pembrokeshire, SA62 4AS

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Picton Castle & Gardens
Pembrokeshire
SA62 4AS
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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 906 Google reviews

Margaret Mason

5 months ago

4

Had a great few hours at Picton Castle despite a high of 11 degrees mid June! I'm only deducting 1 star because entry fee did not include a guided tour of the castle, this was a further £6 each which wasn't made clear until we had paid the £12 admission. We decided to not do the tour as felt a little cheated. The high was definitely the walled garden which was beautiful even though a further 4 weeks would see it full of much more colour as blooms were waiting to burst. So so many varieties of flowers and shrubs that I was totally unfamiliar with. Great textures, combinations and a small section dedicated to vegetables. A beautiful lilly pond and water feature centrally placed making the whole space absolutely stunning, definitely one of my favourite gardens I have visited. We had a flying display of owls and then later on of birds of prey and the information provided was quite fun and engaging. There are some other small animal enclosures which children will love. Plenty of space to eat, kids to run about and explore. We had a tasty lunch. Had seen a review about it being overpriced but I can honestly say I thought it was very appropriate for the portion size which was very generous and carrot cake was yummy. Not used to writing such a lengthy review but as a couple on a cold wet day, it really was so enjoyable. Hats off to the head gardener there.

JASON BACON

6 months ago

4

Its a nice place to walk around , the walled garden is picturesque and a few play areas for the kids It calls itself welsh owl garden and zoo , zoo is a bit of a stretch as its mainly owls 🤷‍♂️ , but the owl display was good , the person doing the display was funny and informative . The restaurant was large with plenty of seats inside and out , the service was slow and they didn't seem that busy but the food was good . There's a lawn mower museum and the old mortuary !! It was very disappointing that you have to pay extra to have a guided tour of the castle , especially when its £12 entry fee .

Lara Slater

7 months ago

5

Told the kids we were heading to castle. I'd seen on the website there are a few owls so thought well at least it'll interest 1 of our 4 kids. Wow what an amazing day we had. We spent the majority of it in the Owl and bird area. The first talk of the day was about the birds of prey. The guy who looks after the birds and does the talking was amazing. He Was so knowledgeable and actually really funny! The owl display too was fun and he gets them to swoop really low. The kids enjoyed the repile talk and got to hold a snake. Then the large bird show at the end of the day was also fantastic. Made better by the amazing weather. Kids enjoyed the boardwalk but one of my two year old twins fell off into a mud patch so be careful! Walked garden was very pretty and there is a pond with lots of tadpoles in. Highly recommend Picton Castle. Its so much more than a castle!

Annie Charles

6 months ago

5

Lovely day out. Beautiful set up - variety off flowers, plants, trees and garden areas to explore. Able to push wheelchair and pushchair around. Board walk and play area. Owl garden and zoo is great too with different showings over the day. The castle is pretty-additional charges apply. Wheelchair and pushchair accessible. Toilets. Cash and contactless. Suitable for couples, families and group visits. Plenty of picnic area. Cafe, icecreams, gallery, shop, two holiday cottages at the end of the garden. Also a wedding venue.

Mabel Tomkins

9 months ago

5

Our day out at Picton castle was highly enjoyable, there was plenty of things to do and see for all ages. The tour around the castle was very interesting- the tour guide knew alot of knowledge on the previous owners of the castle, a well needed history lesson! The tour was a reasonable price and the entry fee to. The birds, owls and other animals were a great thing for the kids to get exited about aswell. I highly suggest Picton castle as a good day out.

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01437 751326

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