Opening Hours

The castle opens daily at 9.30am. Closing time varies seasonally. Winter and summer hours are detailed below: 

Summer Closing Time Last entry
26 Mar - 30 Sept 6pm 5pm
Winter Closing Time Last entry
1 Oct - 31 Mar     5pm 4pm

The Argyle Tower is closed until further notice.

The Mary Room and Birth Room (within the Royal Palace) will be closed on Tues 24 July until 12 noon.

The Mary Room (within the Royal Palace) will have a partial closure in place from 1 to 9 August.

The Birth Room (within the Royal Palace) will be closed from 1 to 9 August. A video will be set up in the Anti-Chamber and will show Thomas Payne's live painting from the Birth Room. No painting will take place on Sat 4 and Sun 5 August.

Closing times for independent museums vary.

We recommend you allow at least 2 hours to see all the castle highlights and to get the most out of your visit. 

Christmas and New Year

The castle is closed on 25 and 26 December. On 1 January we are open from 11am to 5pm and normal hours from 2 January.