Hampton Court Castle
Hampton Court Castle
4.5
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
15th Century Castle set in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, near the Welsh border. Visitor Attraction with Award-Winning Gardens during the summer months. Exclusive use Wedding Venue with 24 Bedrooms.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Richard H
    2 contributions
    Well kept gardens and castle tour
    A good value for money trip out. The gardens were great to look around alongside the maze and one or two surprises along the way. We did the castle tour and our guide was very knowledgeable, informative and entertaining.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 May 2023
  • Caroline C
    Leeds, United Kingdom72 contributions
    Lovely garden and grounds
    Although the tour of the building was interesting thanks to the guide and the story he created, the interior was disappointing. I'd recommend the gardens and the riverside walk. There was lots to see including a maze which can be accessed via the tower ... and you can plot your route from above before leaving via the maze if you wish! We enjoyed the riverside walk and the beautiful demoiselles (damselflies) which we hadn't seen before. There are also 2 tree swings which are a must!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 June 2023
  • davidO7655AL
    Liss, United Kingdom32 contributions
    Brilliant place to visit in Herefordshire
    We have driven past Hampton Court Castle for years, thinking it was a Victorian pastiche. But no - it was built 100 years before Henry VIII built his version near London. True, parts of this have been rebuilt and parts added but all in keeping, and with the original parts are very impressive. Our brilliant guide, Gill, told us all about the building and the families who made it and lived there. The castle is set in a glorious location in Herefordshire near the Welsh border, with farmland and steep wooded slopes behind it. There is a good cafe in the Orangery, looking out over the lawns. The grounds too are full of interest, with a maze containing 1000 yew trees, an observation tower and a tunnel where you can walk behind the waterfall.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 15 July 2023
  • George M
    Windsor, United Kingdom241 contributions
    Well Worth a Visit
    What a gem . Reasonable admission price and wonderful gardens to explore and of course the maze . Not only are the gardens superb you can take longer walks along the river . The history is also worth looking up as it’s fascinating
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 July 2023
  • JRiverWind
    Mohawk, Tennessee49 contributions
    Fun Castle Excursion
    We spent half the day at the castle. It is breathtaking as you enter in through the gates. After a nice meal at the cafe we watched real English “Kenigits” jousting for the enjoyment of the spectators. A self guided walking tour of parts of the castle was incredible! So much history, armor and weapons everywhere! I say parts of the castle because much of it is a family residence. Although, it is available for weddings and other gatherings. We took a nice walk along the river trail then made our way through the really nice gardens and maze. The grounds were beautiful and a great place to bring your family and kids for the day.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 August 2023
  • Michelle
    4 contributions
    Christmas fair 2023
    Went to the Christmas Fayre on Sunday. Good experience few items need addressing. Car park full but no signs to pre warn you, market is good but needs more variety. Lots of alcohol was expecting more present ideas, Main restaurant stopped serving food around 4.Price included Palace which was nice. We left early to miss the mad exits of mass leaving. Plenty of staff to ask questions about palace who were able to answer questions
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 December 2023
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Michelle
4 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Went to the Christmas Fayre on Sunday. Good experience few items need addressing. Car park full but no signs to pre warn you, market is good but needs more variety. Lots of alcohol was expecting more present ideas, Main restaurant stopped serving food around 4.Price included Palace which was nice. We left early to miss the mad exits of mass leaving. Plenty of staff to ask questions about palace who were able to answer questions
Written 11 December 2023
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Carolyn L
7 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
We had a lovely wonder around the gardens, a small lunch in the cafe and a guided tour around the castle with the tour guide Gill. Gill was absolutely wonderful and full of knowledge, she was bright and warming and did a fantastic tour for us.
Written 25 September 2023
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JRiverWind
Mohawk, TN49 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We spent half the day at the castle. It is breathtaking as you enter in through the gates. After a nice meal at the cafe we watched real English “Kenigits” jousting for the enjoyment of the spectators.

A self guided walking tour of parts of the castle was incredible! So much history, armor and weapons everywhere! I say parts of the castle because much of it is a family residence. Although, it is available for weddings and other gatherings.

We took a nice walk along the river trail then made our way through the really nice gardens and maze. The grounds were beautiful and a great place to bring your family and kids for the day.
Written 28 August 2023
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Ian J
United Kingdom109 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We have annual membership for several members of our family and visit quite often.

However, during our family visit last week instead of taking a picnic as we usually do, we went to the cafe for some light lunchtime refreshments. We were very disappointed with both the quality of the food and, the relevant prices charged.

Amongst our order, we had two small tins of lemonade and were charged £3.50 per tin!

A cheese sandwich which was on the cheapest thin sliced bread contained a processed cheese slice. We were charged £5.00!

An egg and mayo sandwich, again on thin cheap bread, was charged at £7.50!

Total bill for three adults and three children was just over £60 with only two drinks included.

We love the gardens and grounds but will definitely be taking a picnic when we visit again!
Written 23 August 2023
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Edwina C
Powys, UK8 contributions
Aug 2023 • Business
14 Aug. 23. Beautiful gardens but poor facilities for disabled. Difficult for wheelchairs, and no proper paths beyond water gardens. Cafe a huge disappointment. Very overpriced and we had soup with a miniscule amount of bread cost £8.50!Had to ask for more bread. . Girls in cafe were surly and unhelpful today BUT women at entrance to castle gardens were lovely and went out of their way to help.us. We discovered we couldn't use cash and almost left, as our company policy requires us to use cash for the people we support. All very inconvenient. Not much thought given to people with disabilities! They could do with creating a path to make the grounds more accessible. Give the very expensive cafe a miss!
Written 14 August 2023
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Pudgealy
3 contributions
Aug 2023
Looked lovely...from the outside....but we were turned away because we had a dog, only wanted to walk around the gardens. Its a shame because since visiting Herefordshire we have found so many places dog friendly.
The lovely ladies at the kiosk suggested we visit Westonbury Mill water gardens near Leominster, which we did, and was beautiful....well worth a visit...and they are dog friendly!
Written 10 August 2023
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Torfaen45
Cwmbran, UK10 contributions
Aug 2023
Visited in Aug 2023 and really enjoyed the day, the walled garden is a treat with a large variety of flowers, shrubs, trees, vegetables and fruit.

The maze was good fun, finding the way to the central tower and climbing up to the top for super panoramic views of the grounds and castle. Exit via the cellar and a tunnel to emerge next to a waterfall in the sunken garden. Well thought out.

The tour of the castle was excellent and the tour guide we had, Susan, was a delight. Very informative, knowledgable and friendly - a definite asset to the venue.

Negative - just one , felt the refreshments in the orangery were a tad overpriced.

Overall though a very enjoyable day and one I would recommend.
Written 7 August 2023
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George M
Windsor, UK241 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
What a gem . Reasonable admission price and wonderful gardens to explore and of course the maze . Not only are the gardens superb you can take longer walks along the river . The history is also worth looking up as it’s fascinating
Written 21 July 2023
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davidO7655AL
Liss, UK32 contributions
Jul 2023
We have driven past Hampton Court Castle for years, thinking it was a Victorian pastiche. But no - it was built 100 years before Henry VIII built his version near London. True, parts of this have been rebuilt and parts added but all in keeping, and with the original parts are very impressive. Our brilliant guide, Gill, told us all about the building and the families who made it and lived there.
The castle is set in a glorious location in Herefordshire near the Welsh border, with farmland and steep wooded slopes behind it. There is a good cafe in the Orangery, looking out over the lawns. The grounds too are full of interest, with a maze containing 1000 yew trees, an observation tower and a tunnel where you can walk behind the waterfall.
Written 15 July 2023
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Caroline C
Leeds, UK72 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Although the tour of the building was interesting thanks to the guide and the story he created, the interior was disappointing. I'd recommend the gardens and the riverside walk. There was lots to see including a maze which can be accessed via the tower ... and you can plot your route from above before leaving via the maze if you wish! We enjoyed the riverside walk and the beautiful demoiselles (damselflies) which we hadn't seen before. There are also 2 tree swings which are a must!
Written 23 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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Hampton Court Castle is open:
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