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).
Tuesday 29 August
Wednesday 30 August
Thursday 31 August
Friday 1 September
Saturday 2 September
Saturday 9 September
Monday 11 September
Tuesday 12 September
Wednesday 13 September
Thursday 14 September
Friday 15 September
Other ways to book
It is easiest to book online, but it is also possible to book:
- In person: A booking form can be downloaded here or collected from the Information Desks at the National Gallery. Please bring your completed form, along with a cheque payment or completed credit card details, and hand in at an Information Desk.
- By post: A booking form can be downloaded here or send an SAE to: Guided Tours of Longford Castle, The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN.
Please note that bookings in person or by post must be made at least two weeks before your proposed visit date.