Guildford Castle

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.

Castle keep with blue sky banner image

Castle opening times

In 2003 - 2004 the Great Tower was conserved and the original crenellations and other features were discovered.

A roof and floor were reinstated at first floor level, which has made the building more accessible to visitors. The Tower contains a model of the original castle circa 1300, and interpretation panels tracing its history to the present day.

There is a visitor platform on the roof offering panoramic views of Guildford. There is a 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


  • Adult: £3.20

  • Child/Concessions: £1.60

The castle grounds are open all year round and admission is free. There is a small charge to visit the Castle Keep.

Dogs are welcome if kept on a lead.

Guildford Shakespeare Company presents Alice in Wonderland

Dates: 13 October to 3 November

Alice GSC event Autumn 2018
Throughout October and the early part of November, Guildford Castle and Guildford Museum will be transformed into a Wonderland as we play joint host to Guildford Shakespeare Company's production of Alice in Wonderland.

The castle will remain open as normal with our usual admission charges. The only difference will be that the castle will have an imaginative Lewis Carroll Wonderland setting.

For more information about Guildford Shakespeare Company's production of Alice in Wonderland, please visit Guildford Shakespeare Company - Alice in Wonderland.


Castle Grounds

Castle Grounds

Discover the beautifully maintained gardens and stunning flower displays in Guildford's Castle Grounds.

History of Guildford Castle

History of Guildford Castle

Explore the history behind Guildford's medieval Castle, located in the centre of the town.

Access at Guildford Castle

Access at Guildford Castle

Read our access information for deaf and disabled visitors to Guildford Castle.