Plan Your Visit - We will begin charging £5 admission on March 20th - THE CAFE, SHOP & GREAT HALL REMAIN FREE

Entry to Hay Castle is currently free to all. 

On March 20th we will begin charging admission but the Café, Shop and Great Hall will remain FREE

Castle Visit (from March 20th)

16 and under
Hay Castle Pass Holders
Friends of Hay Castle
*Hold on your receipt - it gives free entry for a year

Castle Visit plus a Tour

16 and under
Hay Castle Pass Holders

Large Group Visits

Please email us for more details


Our event ticket prices are individually priced. If you have purchased a ticket for a workshop or class this will give you entry to the castle. Visit Events to see our upcoming events and check prices.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

Hay Castle Pass

What is the pass?

The Hay Castle Pass is a card that gives unlimited free entry for those who live within a 10-mile radius of the castle.

There is a £3 admin charge to cover the costs of the card.

Visitor Information


There is lift access to all floors apart from the cellar (the film in the cellar can also be seen on the iPads in the Reading Room).

There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor near the café and a further one on the first floor.


There is no parking at the Castle itself but you can park in the disabled bays at the top of the carpark in Oxford Road and there is level access across the zebra crossing and up our drive which has ramped access to the castle.

Please contact us to make prior arrangement for special access.


We are dog friendly at Hay Castle and our canine friends are welcome on the ground floor and in the café as well as in the grounds. Please do keep dogs on a lead at all times - thank you.