Castle Hill Gardens

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We are open throughout the year, but from March 31st to October 27th you can enjoy a light lunch, homemade cakes and temptingly delicious cream teas from our tearoom during your visit. Discover outstanding parkland and explore winding pathways, majestic terraces and beautiful woodland. Wonder through ancient speicimen trees along tranquil paths. Terraced walks showcase stunning parkland views whilst follies, temples and statues all built by different generations over the years and maintained to this day adorn the vistas. Stroll by the river to the Ugley bridge and Satyrs' Tempole then climb to the hilltop Sham Castle giving panoramic views to Exmoor, Dartmoor and beyond. Youngsters and four legged friends on leads are welcome to explore the vast acreage. Younger visitors can be directed to Tanglewood Tree for an exhilarating climb on one of the oldest trees in the garden. An ideal location to bring the family for a picnic, let the children run free, explore and learn in a safe environment.

We are open throughout the year from 11am Until 5pm March to October and 4pm November to March; we are closed on Saturdays.  

Please see our website or follow us on Social media for information on our events, and why not consider having your event with us - we have stunning venues to hire for your party, wedding or conference.


  • Baby Changing
  • Cafe / Restaurant
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled WC
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Gift Shop
  • WC

Opening Times

  Open Closed
Daily except Saturdays Until March 30th 2019 11am 4pm
Daily except Saturdays March 31st to October 27th 11am 5pm

Please keep an eye on our website and social media pages for any changes to our opening times and for any special events.


Adult £7.50
Senior Citizen £7.00
Children (5 - 15) £3.50
Under 5s FREE
Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) £17.50
Family ticket (1 adult and 3 children) £13
Group (20 or more people) £6.50
Season Ticket - 1 Adult £20
Season Ticket - 2 Adults £35
Season Ticket - Family £40
November to February Entrance per person £3.50

Please note our seasonal pricing structure. All guests between November and February £3.50 per person. 

Contact Details

Castle Hill
EX32 0RQ

Telephone: 01598760421

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Upcoming Events

Open Air Theatre - GANGSTER GRANNY - Tuesday 28 May 2019

Castle Hill Gardens and the Plough Arts Centre are proud to present an open air theatre production of David Walliams’ best-loved and critically acclaimed books. A wonderful comedy bought to life from the pages into this must see show for all the family. 

Watch this space (and our social media pages!) for more infromation and details of how to book.

Open Air Theatre - Wuthering Heights - Thursday 25 July 2019

Castle Hill Gardens and the Plough Arts Centre are proud to announce the open air theatre production of Wuthering Heights. Emily Bronte's evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature and it's coming to life on stage in this stunning setting on the lawns in front of Castle Hill. 

Watch this space for forthcoming information on how to book your tickets and follow us on social media.

Open Air Theatre - Macbeth - Wednesday 21 August 2019

Save the Date!

"Shakespeare’s Macbeth is one of the greatest tragic dramas the world has known. Macbeth himself, a brave warrior, is fatally impelled by supernatural forces, by his proud wife, and by his own burgeoning ambition. As he embarks on his murderous course to gain and retain the crown of Scotland, we see the appalling emotional and psychological effects on both Lady Macbeth and himself. The cruel ironies of their destiny are conveyed in poetry of unsurpassed power. In the theatre, this tragedy remains perennially engrossing." Professor Cedric Watts

Castle Hill and the Plough Arts theatre bring this open air theatre production to you this in Summer 2019. Please see our website for further information and booking details in Spring 2019.