About Picton Castle Gardens
Set within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Picton Castle Gardens is a 13th century castle, surrounded by 60 acres of RHS partner gardens. The castle itself is of unique design; with four symmetrically spaced half round towers and gatehouse entrance flanked by two narrower towers, it is based upon patterns of Irish castles of the period and is the only one of this type in the mainland UK. As soon as one enters inside it is revealed not to have an inner courtyard and keep but rather a series of finely planned rooms typical of the grand country house that it is. There is no other building quite like it in Britain.
No visit to Picton is complete without a wander around the beautiful historic gardens, with 60 acres to explore there is plenty to see all year round. Highlights include the recently restored walled garden, fernery, jungle garden and ancient trees, giving a feeling of being transported to another time and place. There are impressive collections of rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias to brighten up every corner of the gardens, and a mixture of exotic and indigenous planting can be found throughout the grounds.
To keep little ones busy, there are adventures to be had around every corner. The bamboozalem, maze and playground provide opportunities for grown-ups to have a rest! Hunt for the fairy doors in Peach House Wood, discover our new wildlife garden, or climb the branches of our huge western red cedar, we encourage children to explore the gardens and saviour every moment of being outside.
For a welcome break, Maria’s courtyard restaurant serves the most delicious Spanish themed food, along with lunch time staples such as paninis, sandwiches and baguettes. There is always a tempting selection of cakes to choose from, and the best coffee in Pembrokeshire!
Picton is also home to The Welsh Owl Garden and Zoo, which houses many species of birds of prey, small mammals and reptiles. During the summer months there are daily handling sessions for children and flying displays on the castle’s north lawn, definitely not to be missed!
With the gift shop, art galleries, heritage centre and lawnmower exhibition, a full day out can be enjoyed at Picton Castle Gardens.
Open all year.
Daily except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve.
April to October- 10 am to 5.00 pm
November to March- 10am to 4pm
April to October
Seniors (over 65) £12.50
Children (5-15) £7
Families (2 adults and 2 children) £39.50
November to March
Admission to the gardens is half price
Families (2 adults and 4 children) £95
All admission fees include access to the castle* and The Welsh Owl Garden and Zoo
Guided tours (subject to availability):
*A selection of rooms are available to view without purchasing a guided tour. The tour lasts approximately 50 minutes and allows participants to see other areas of the castle not on show to the public.
- Baby Changing
- Bottle Warming
- Childrens meals
- Disabled Access
- Disabled Toilet
- Groups welcome
- Open All Year
- Parking (free)
- Pembrokeshire Produce
- VAQAS - Visit Wales - Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme
- Wet Weather attraction
- There are 3 wheelchairs on site, which are available free of charge. Please inquire at the Ticket Office upon arrival.
- There are two disabled toilets on site – located in the toilet block near the Courtyard entrance, and the toilet block near the walled garden.
- The grounds are approximately 80% accessible to wheelchair users.
- The castle is mostly accessible to wheelchair users and less able visitors.
- Our Gift Shop, Galleries and Restaurant are all accessible
- Disabled parking is available in the main car park