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.
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:
Please check website for further details.
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.
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
Senior Citizens: (60 & over) £9.00
Children: (5 – 15) £5.00
Under 5: Free
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
For information on Season Tickets please visit our website page https://www.pictoncastle.co.uk/tickets/season-tickets
- Guide dogs welcome
- Wheelchair ramps/routes
- Accessible parking
- Accessible toilets
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Choose anything from horse-drawn carriages to helicopters for your arrival!
Catering is provided by our in-house Restaurant. Maria’s passion for food begins with selecting the best quality local ingredients, and she and her team will be delighted to design you a personalised menu.
The marquee site for your reception, if required, is on the sheltered North Lawn which provides an enchanting atmosphere for your special day, and a lovely backdrop for photographs.
The Great Hall
This elegant room, with its Minstrel’s Gallery, can accommodate up to 100 guests for your celebration.
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.