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Enjoy / The Great Outdoors / History & Heritage / Stourport-on-Severn / Kidderminster

Hartlebury Castle

Explore the Bishop's Palace, Worcestershire County Museum, and beautiful grounds at Hartlebury Castle...

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Hartlebury Castle has a fascinating history, with many intriguing stories to tell…

First given to Bishop Aelhun in 855AD, the Castle was the home of the Bishops of Worcester until 2007. Three of its bishops became saints, two were burned at the stake for their faith, one became the Pope who refused Henry the VIII his divorce and another was present at the execution of Mary Queen of Scots. They have amazing stories to tell and their history and that of Hartlebury Castle is inextricably linked with the history of the nation.

Three great experiences in one

Today the Castle offers three great experiences in one ticket. Discover the lives of those who lived and worked at Hartlebury Castle in the Bishop’s Palace, explore the fascinating history of the county in Worcestershire County Museum, and relax with a peaceful stroll around grounds taking in the wildlife and views across the moat. With hands-on displays and enthralling themes, Hartlebury Castle is a great day out for all the family.

Café and shop

After you’ve explored the Castle and grounds, a visit to Hayley’s Kitchen café is the perfect way to relax. The Castle shop offers a variety of lovely souvenirs and gifts from local businesses.

Good to know

Last entry is 4pm. Dogs are allowed in the grounds of the Castle.

On some days, due to private functions, the Bishop's Palace, State Rooms and Grounds will be closed to visitors. On these days you can still visit the County Museum and learn all about the history of the county of Worcestershire. Find partial closure dates on the website.

Please note we are closed between 24 December and 31 January.

Opening times

10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
11:00am - 5:00pm
11:00am - 5:00pm


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    Picnic Site

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The accessible features of this venue

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    Full Wheelchair Access

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