Visiting Guildford Castle
See the Castle opening times and ticket prices, and find access information.
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
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 Castle access information
We welcome deaf and disabled visitors to our heritage sites and wish to ensure best possible access to the collections and services. Where this is not possible due to constraints of the heritage environment, we aim to offer a reasonable alternative.
The following are available at our sites:
An induction loop at reception or shop desks and in meeting rooms.
Large print and simple/clear text guides for our temporary exhibitions at Guildford Museum and Guildford House Gallery.
Additional information is available for individual buildings and also a large print version of the brochure about our sites and activities. We can also provide a variety of alternatives with advanced notice such as:
Sighted guiding and a descriptive tour.
Talks or activities using loans collection objects for handling can be arranged in advance at your venue or at our more accessible sites.
The approach is on a steep upwards slope, this is the castle mound.
The ground floor entrance is level.
Head height is low.
The first floor entrance is via external steps.
The upper levels are reached by a metal spiral staircase.