Guildford Castle

Places to Visit


  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults






Please note that the castle itself remains closed, but the grounds are open.

The grounds of Guildford Castle are FREE to visit all year round, and are a great spot to head for a family picnic or for a little wander. Located right in the town centre, adjacent to the HIgh Street, you can explore the beautiful grounds and flower displays.

Don't forget to look out for the life-size statue of Alice Through the Looking Glass!

Visit Guildford Castle and head to the top of the Great Tower for a 360 degree panoramic view of Guildford and the beautiful surrounding countryside. The Castle Grounds are free to enter but there is a small charge if you would like to visit the Castle Keep.

Thera small gift shop on the ground floor of the castle.

January - February: Closed

March: Saturday and Sunday only, 11am - 4pm (last admission 3.30pm)

April - September: Monday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)

October: Saturday and Sunday only, 11am - 4pm (last admission 3.30pm)

October half-term: Monday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm (last admission 3.30pm)

November - December: Closed


There is a small charge to visit the Castle Keep.

Adults: £3.50

Children/Concessions: £2 (unders-5s: free)

Family ticket (two adults, two children): £10

The castle grounds are open all year round and admission is free.

Dogs are welcome if kept on a lead.

Open hours

MondayOpen 24 Hours
TuesdayOpen 24 Hours
WednesdayOpen 24 Hours
ThursdayOpen 24 Hours
FridayOpen 24 Hours
SaturdayOpen 24 Hours
SundayOpen 24 Hours