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 is one of the finest in the country, featuring paintings by Van Dyck, Claude, Teniers, Hals, Reynolds, and Gainsborough, as well as oriental porcelain, Brussels tapestries, and exceptional 18th-century English and continental furniture. In fact, several masterpieces on display at the National Gallery, such as Holbein’s Ambassadors, were once part of the Longford Castle collection.
Longford Castle is open to the public 28 days a year, with tickets sold exclusively through the National Gallery (on behalf of the Estate).
Please note that you must supply the name and address of every member of your party. You will receive a confirmatory email following booking, which includes a link to an online registration form to supply the required details.
For security reasons each adult visitor to the Castle should bring one form of photographic ID (driving licence, passport, Freedom Pass, student card, international ID card), which corresponds to the supplied details.
The maximum number of visitors on each tour is 20. Group leaders may book online or via the postal booking form.
Tours of the Castle and gardens last approximately 2 hours. A minibus will collect visitors from two pick-up points, Salisbury Station and The Radnor Arms pub.
Check our FAQs for specific queries, including information for visitors with mobility requirements.
Salisbury Station pick-up point
Pick-up time is 1.30pm prompt. On exiting the station, please look for the ‘Longford Castle’ sign which will be held by the minibus driver. 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.
Please visit South Western Railway for train times and schedules.
Radnor Arms pub pick-up point
Pick-up time is 2pm prompt. To locate the collection point in the car park, please look for the ‘Longford Castle’ sign which will be held by the minibus driver. There is parking available at the pub. The minibus will take visitors back to The Radnor Arms pub by approximately 5pm.
The Radnor Arms pub
About Longford Castle
Residence of one family for almost 300 years: find out more about Longford Castle, one of the most magnificent of all English country houses.