Guided Tours of Longford Castle

Guided Tours of Longford Castle

Date and time

Selected dates 16 July – 12 September 2014

1.30–5.30pm

Longford Castle, near Salisbury, Wiltshire

Admission charge

Tickets

£12.00 (no concessions)

Tickets must be booked in advance. Name and address details of each visitor must be supplied.

Special Terms and Conditions apply

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Situated near Salisbury in Wiltshire, with the River Avon running through its grounds and home to the Earls of Radnor for generations, Longford Castle is one of the most magnificent of all English country houses.

The Longford Castle collection, formed by successive generations of the family, is one of the finest in the United Kingdom. It includes paintings by van Dyck, Claude, Teniers and Hals, together with British pictures by Reynolds and Gainsborough, as well as oriental porcelain, Brussels tapestries, and exceptional 18th century English and continental furniture.

Longford Castle is open to the public 28 days a year. Tickets are sold through the National Gallery (on behalf of the Estate) which has long enjoyed a special relationship with Longford Castle. Several masterpieces from Longford are on display at the National Gallery and others (including Holbein’s Ambassadors) were once part of the Longford Castle collection.

A complimentary guidebook is included in the ticket price.

Read more about Longford Castle

Visiting the Castle

A minibus will collect visitors from two pick-up points, Salisbury Station and The Radnor Arms pub.

Salisbury Station pick-up point

Pick-up time is 1.30pm prompt.
Please ensure that you arrive well in advance of this time.

On exiting the station, please look for the ‘Longford Castle’ sign which will be held by the minibus driver. The name of the coach company is Assisi Travel.

Visitors will be driven to the Castle via a short stop of 20 minutes at The Radnor Arms pub where refreshments may be purchased and toilets are available.

The minibus will take visitors back to Salisbury station by approximately 5.30pm.

For information about trains please visit: www.southwesttrains.co.uk [external link]

Radnor Arms pub pick-up point

Pick-up time is 2pm prompt.
Please ensure that you arrive well in advance of this time.

To locate the collection point in the car park, please look for the ‘Longford Castle’ sign which will be held by the minibus driver. The name of the coach company is Assisi Travel.

There is parking available at the pub.

The Radnor Arms pub [external link]
Nunton,
Nr Salisbury,
SP5 4HS

Google Map
[external link]

The minibus will take visitors back to The Radnor Arms pub by approximately 5.00pm. No refreshments will be available at this time.

The Tour

Tours of the Castle and gardens last approximately 2 hours; comfortable footwear is essential as visitors will be on their feet throughout.

While it is not permitted to take photos in the house itself, you are very welcome to take photographs in the grounds.

The tours are not recommended for children under the age of 12 years; pushchairs will not be allowed on the tour.

All bags and luggage must be left on the minibus in order to safeguard objects on display, however small purses and wallets are permitted at the discretion of the tour guide.

No food, drink or smoking is permitted in the house or gardens.

A complimentary guidebook is included in the cost of a ticket and will be issued to visitors at the start of the tour. 

Disabled access

Visitors with mobility impairments may drive directly to the house, by prior arrangement. The ground floor is accessible by wheelchair.

The first floor is accessible only by stairs or a small lift, which is not suitable for a wheelchair. The first floor also has a number of changes of level to negotiate.

Tour guides will carry induction loops for the benefit of hearing aid users and there will be a large-print version of the guidebook available on request.

There is an accessible toilet at the Radnor Arms.

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