BICKLEIGH CASTLE Gardens & Guided Tours

Open From the 1st April 2022 - 31st October 2022 - 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 £8 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.

To make a booking, please get in touch.

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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

  • We wanted a dream wedding and thanks to the staff at Bickleigh we got it! Thanks to Sarah & John and everyone at the castle who make such a marvellous location even better. - Anne & Peter
  • The wedding ceremony in the castles guard room, and blessing in the chapel were simply stunning. The chapel is quite magical, crossing the moat back for a champagne reception on the lawn could not have been more perfect. - Jess
  • We are still on cloud nine following the most wonderful, magical and fantastic weekend for our wedding with you at Bickleigh. The whole event went perfectly. - Duncan & Hannah

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