Picton Castle & Gardens
Beautiful woodland gardens and castle grounds.
from 791 Google reviews
About the garden
10AM - 5PM April to October 10AM - 4PM November to March Open every day except 24 - 26 Dec and 1 Jan.
Yes - Dogs on leads.
Cafe or restaurant
Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.
Yes - Children of all ages.
Yes - Yes - You can lock up your bike.
Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).
Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.
Wheelchairs are available for hire. Three wheelchairs available, enquire in the ticket office upon arrival
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from 791 Google reviews
in the last week
An excellent afternoon spent walking around the grounds and gardens. We watched the bird of prey display and had a guided tour of the castle. The guide was very informative, spoke with authority and humour. The tour lasts one hour. There are interests for children but we had none with us on this visit so didn't take a lot of notice. Would recommend.
10 months ago
Spent half a day here with our 2 teenage girls (14 and 16). We all really liked it here. There's nice walks, a couple of treats shops, some interesting historical sights, a number of birds/small mammals and a lovely garden. They also have various creature talks throughout the day, hosted by interesting staff speakers. We took a picnic. All the staff were friendly and happy. The place was tidy and well kept. Our only disappointment was we didn't know we had to book a separate tour of the house. We thought we could just look around it on our own. We will definitely come back.
a week ago
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.
a year ago
Loved everything about here and went back during my week on hols. Friendly helpful staff at entrance. Beautiful plants and great gift shop. Lovely to walk dog. And good coffee
a year ago
We love this place. Plenty of space with beautiful varied gardens, and plentiful seating. Knowledgeable people giving Flying Displays. Tasty food from Maria's with Spanish flavour. Gift shop and plant sales.