Open from 7th April 2019 to end October 2019

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Opening Times


Easter Holidays (7th April 2019) to end of October

Mon to Fri – Tours at 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.15pm.

Sat – Wild Cattle Tours and Park closed

Sun – Tours at 10am & 11.30am



There is only one parking place for your Wild Cattle Tour which is on the track just past St Peter’s Church. The Warden, or one of her helpers, will be on hand to meet you at the newly refurbished Visitor Centre and Wild Cattle gift shop, where quirky souvenirs are for sale. From there you will be transported to the Hemmel, through the woods, where you might see Red Squirrels, Roe and Fallow Deer or Green Woodpeckers. At the Hemmel, in the Wild Cattle Park, you will find information about the origins of both the cattle and park. From the Hemmel, the Warden will take you on your Wild Cattle Tour.


The hemmel is full of interesting storyboards detailing the history of both the cattle and the castle as well as a small quirky gift shop.

It is usually possible to visit the Wild Cattle out of season. We can also accommodate special interest groups who would like to access the cattle after the park has closed for the day or out of season. This can only be done by prior arrangement and at the discretion of the Warden. Phone Ellie at 01668 215250 to check availability and visitors fees.

We can also accommodate visitors with mobility issues by prior arrangement only and at the discretion of the Warden. Please allow a minimum of at least 24 hours notice. Please phone Ellie at 01668 215250.