BICKLEIGH CASTLE Gardens & Guided Tours

Open April 2023 - 31st October 2023 -
Every Thursday between 12.30pm-17.00pm

(Self guided tours start at 12:30 till 15:30 -Guided tours are at 14:30)

Come and enjoy a tour of our beautiful castle which has a history dating back to 600 AD.
Feel free to roam our gardens and grounds or why not book a fascinating guided tour with our resident historian?

Prices start from only £4 per adult for garden walks and £5 per child (under16) & £9 per adult for a full guided tour.

Booking is essential - or call 01884 855796

Private Group Bookings Available On Tuesdays Only

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Our Guided Tours are a treat for the whole family!

Let us take you back into the annals of history when you come on one of our tours!

Bickleigh Castle was owned by three families linked by marriage from the Norman period until 1924. It has close connections with the Plantaganets, the Tudors, especially King Henry V11 and V111, and also with the Stuarts. The 17th Century owner Sir Henry Carew was visited by the Queen in 1644.

Our guided tours are for all age groups – from families to school groups, and must be booked in advance. We can make school visits an interactive experience.

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Tours for individuals and small family groups

We ask individuals and families wishing to have a tour of the castle to join in with our daily 10am tour which is held for our resident guests. Please ring 01884 855363 or 855796 to check that a tour is on, as they are not held if we have a special event such as a wedding taking place at the Castle. If you want to book for a large group please ring to arrange a mutually convenient time.

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Why not surprise someone with a day out to Bickleigh Castle?

This would be the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys listening to Heritage and History and a wonderful day out. We are sometimes able to arrange an afternoon tea to follow a tour of the Castle.

If you have any queries or to make a booking, please get in touch.

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Some of Our Testimonials

  • Have just come back from a wonderful weekend visit at Bickleigh Castle. All the staff are friendly and welcoming. The property is amazing on beautiful grounds. Our room was a great room, clean and lovely and all you could want. There was a great choice at breakfast and loved the guided tour we were given of the castle. I can’t recommend this property enough. Thanks for a great weekend! - lcastle87
  • Just got back from our 2nd visit to the wonderful Bickleigh Castle. It is such a beautiful place and we have enjoyed every moment spent there.We were made really welcome by Sarah Robbie and John and all of the staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was outstanding and the rooms were spacious and comfortable. - Ken & Lyn Colmer
  • We booked the castle as we had it recommended to us. We were thrilled with the thatched cottage that we stayed in. The room was lovely with 2 queen sized beds. We noticed straight away that the bedding was luxurious. Warm fluffy towels in the bathroom. The view was amazing. The family that run it were warm and welcoming and were happy to chat and make us feel at ease. - Helen H

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