Tours & Open Days
Although the Castle now belongs to Kimbolton School, visitors can still see the impressive range of State Rooms, with an outstanding set of murals by Pellegrini. A small Heritage Room houses a display on the Castle's history. This British historic Castle is set in extensive, wooded grounds, with pleasant walks within rural Cambridgeshire.
Kimbolton Castle is open to groups by arrangement throughout the year, including evenings, although access during Kimbolton School terms is restricted by School usage. During school holidays, requests for mid-week visits can usually be met.
The Castle is also open to the general public from 1pm to 4pm on the dates listed below. Members of Kimbolton Local History Society are on hand as room stewards, and short tours of the exterior take place at regular intervals. For children there are animal, Tudor and Victorian trails, and a dressing-up box is also available.
Public Opening Dates
Sunday 2 November 2020 - CANCELLED
(due to Covid-19 restrictions)
Sunday 7 March 2021, 1-4pm
Sunday 7 November 2021, 1-4pm
Public Admission Charges
Adults - £5.00
Retired - £4.00
Children - £2.50
Private Group Tours
£5.00 per head
(minimum charge £75.00
The maximum group size is normally 70, but efforts will be made to accommodate larger groups.
Length of Tour
A tour of the interior of the historic Castle takes approximately 1½ hours. Groups who would like to be shown round the exterior of the Castle as well as the State Rooms are advised to allow at least 2 hours.
Special Interest Tours
Kimbolton Castle welcomes groups interested in a particular aspect of the Castle's British history.
Possible themes include:
- Katharine of Aragon and the Tudor Castle
- The 18th Century: Vanbrugh, Hawksmoor, Pellegrini and Adam
- Medieval Castle into Country House
- The Montagus: Earls and Dukes of Manchester
- Kimbolton Castle in Victorian Times
School groups are admitted to the Castle free of charge, by special arrangement. Photocopiable Tudor Trail leaflets for years 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8, and Victorian trail leaflets for Years 5/6 are available on request.
Arrange a Private Group or School Visit
To arrange a private group or school visit to Kimbolton Castle near Cambridge, please email our Castle Historian and Visits Organiser, Mrs Nora Butler, including your contact details. Alternatively, please call 01480 860505, to discuss your requirements.