A rare opportunity to visit this beautiful castle and its world-class art collection on one of the few days it's open to the public
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).
A complimentary guidebook is included in the ticket price.
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Visiting the Castle
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.
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 West Trains 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