Open Daily 10am-6pm during Hay Festival

The Café, Shop and Great Hall are free to enter

Castle Visit

18 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

18 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

Please see here for info about Gift Aid

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 £5 admin charge to cover the costs of the card.

How do I apply?

Click on the PASS image below to see if you live within 10 miles.

You will be asked to provide some proof of address when you come to pick it up.

Visitor Information

We are open every day between 10am and 6pm - last entry at 5.30pm.


The lift gives 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.


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.