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Overview

Surrounded by a spectacular 40 acre RHS Partner Garden, Picton Castle originated in the 13th century, with a splendid Georgian wing added in the 1790s.

A treasured family home for over 700 years, the elegant rooms feature magnificent fireplaces by Sir Henry Cheere, and fine works of art, including the controversial ‘Picton Renoir’.

Picton Castle is a most unusual ancient building, as it is a fully developed medieval castle that was transformed into a stately home in the 18th century. From the outside with its four symmetrically spaced half round towers and gatehouse entrance flanked by two narrower towers it is based upon patterns of Irish castles of the period and is the only one of this type in the mainland UK.

As soon as you enter the Castle it is revealed not to have an inner courtyard and keep but rather a series of finely planned rooms typical of the grand country house that it is.


Opening
Opening

2019

Gardens: open all year round 9am to 5pm, with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

 

Secret Owl Garden: 10am to 5pm

 

Castle Tours: Summer period only and subject to availability only:

11am

12noon

2pm

3pm

 

Please check website for further details.

Find Us
Find us

Ordnance Survey Ref: SN011 135, 2 miles South of the A40. 

Follow the brown tourist signs to Picton Castle that are located on the A40 approx 3 miles East of Haverfordwest.

Haverfordwest offers the nearest bus and train station. 

Admission
Admission

Historic House members visit for free. 

ENTRY PRICES 2018 – Main Season 
Prices exclude entry to the Secret Owl Garden. Please visit https://www.pictoncastle.co.uk/the-secret-owl-garden for further details. 

Garden Entry & Castle Tour
Adults: £10.00 
Senior Citizens: (60 & over) £9.00
Children: (5 – 15) £5.00
Under 5: Free

Garden Only 
Adults £7.00
Senior Citizens (60 and over): £6.00
Children (5 – 16) £4.00
Under 5’s : free

Family Day Pass: (Castle Tour, Gardens and Gallery) 2 adults and 2 children
£24.50

For information on Season Tickets please visit our website page https://www.pictoncastle.co.uk/tickets/season-tickets

REDUCED WINTER ENTRY PRICES – Mon 6 November 2017 – Friday 23 March 2018
Prices for our Winter Season include entry to the Garden and the Secret Owl Garden. Castle Tours may be booked at the Gift Shop for an additional £3.00 per person. 
 
Entry Fee: £5.00 (Adults, Seniors & Children age 5 & over)
Standard: £4.75
 
Gift Aid: £5.00. Charitable Gift Aid is only applicable to the Garden Entry Fee
 
Excludes Special Event Days

More admission details

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
Group Visits
Group Visits

We offer reductions for pre-booked groups of 10 or more and special Christmas tours. We have ample free parking for coaches and cars.

Our restaurant is available for groups to use as required but pre-booking is recommended.

Please contact Mr Dai Evans for more information on group visits or follow this link for further details: https://www.pictoncastle.co.uk/tickets/group-tours

info@pictoncastle.co.uk / 01437 751326 

 


A word from the owner

Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip visited the Castle for lunch in 2014. Picton's Head Gardener recalls an extraordinary feeling of seeing such a familiar face in real life. He assumed she would be seven foot tall - she’s not! On her last visit, in the 1960's, the Queen liked the curtains in our White and Gold Drawing Room so much, similar ones were commissioned for the Palace of Holyrood.

Things to See

Fun Facts
The ‘Picton Renoir’ was the subject of the BBC's gripping programme "Fake or Fortune”. The programme received a record 5.9 million viewers and unprecedented social media response to the final verdict. The 'Picton Renoir' remains within the Castle and can be viewed when taking a Tour.

Weddings

The Castle
One of the ‘Top 10 Fairytale Castles’ to say ‘I Do’ in, Picton Castle offers one of the most beautiful and romantic locations for your wedding celebrations. Situated in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and surrounded by 40 acres of gardens, the stunning interiors of this rare 13th-century castle are famous for their Georgian elegance and original contents. 

The Day
On the day, the historic main gates will be opened. Bridal couples have shown lots of imagination in booking their wedding transport from horse-drawn vehicles to helicopters! Our dedicated team will be on hand to greet early guests.

The State Rooms
For your musical accompaniment you are welcome to use our beautiful Steinway grand piano. The acoustics in the Great Hall are perfect.

 With its Minstrel’s Gallery, this elegant room can accommodate up to 100 guests for your celebration. For more intimate occasions the Regency or White and Gold Drawing Rooms are also available. The reception is held in the state rooms of the castle.

Marquees
The marquee site is on the sheltered North Lawn of the castle which opens onto the castle lawns and provides an enchanting atmosphere for your special day, and a lovely backdrop for photographs.

Facilities

  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • In-house catering
  • Guest parking
  • Accessible parking

Accommodation

Perfect for couples, small families, wedding guests, and artists our two gatehouse lodges are available throughout the year and guests enjoy free access to our award winning gardens throughout the period of their stay.
 
The lodges are well equipped for self catering, however if you prefer to leave the chore of cooking behind, delicious take-home meals from Maria’s @ Picton, our Courtyard Restaurant & Deli are available.
 
The West Lodge is ideal for small families or couples with friends whilst the East Lodge is a perfect romantic retreat for couples. Both lodges can be taken together by larger groups. For example, mum, dad and the children in West Lodge, grandparents in the peace and quiet of East Lodge!


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Picton’s magnificent setting, excellent catering and fully equipped meeting rooms combine to create an inspiring location for any corporate event.

The castle can be booked for exclusive use, or you can book just part of the castle for your event.

The Great Hall and Dining Room are available during the daytime for boardroom style meetings for up to 24 participants, or small theatre-style presentations or conferences for up to 50 delegates.

The Conference Rooms are located in the Castle Courtyard and benefit from level access. The rooms are The Lecture Theatre,  Picton Room and Picton Gallery with ample parking and catering available on site.

Picton is the perfect place to bring your team, whether to encourage free thought, galvanise ideas or celebrate success. We can offer everything you’ll need – from activity team building days in the gardens; a unique venue for product launches, exhibitions, meetings and conferences; champagne receptions and fine dining.

Facilities

  • Dinner
  • Plentiful parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast

School Visits