Discover the castle on a guided tour

Take a tour of Brancepeth Castle and find out how it developed from a Saxon stronghold to become the seat of the mighty Neville family before being lost in the ill-fated Rising of the North.

Learn about its revival in Regency times to become the home of the family reputed to be Britain’s wealthiest commoners, before taking a number of sideways steps to become a regimental headquarters, an advanced research station and finally a family home again.

Tours take you through the main rooms of the castle and the medieval cellars and are led by a member of the family, so you can find out what it means to live in and look after a building like this.


  • £13 for adults.
  • £5.00 for under 16 when accompanied by an adult.
  • Accompanied children under 10 are free.

Entry is free for members of Historic Houses, and there is a discounted price of £10.00 for members of the National Trust, English Heritage and CPRE. Please make sure you have a valid membership card to gain these benefits.

Not a member of Historic Houses? Membership gives access to more than 300 castles, mansions, houses and gardens around the UK. You can join here: and if you use the discount code BRAN99 you will get a £10 discount.

Tour dates

Tour Calendar

Please see the tour schedule for dates and times.

​You must book before 6pm the day before for tours in January, February, March, November and December.

​From April to October you may wish to reserve a place using the booking form below as numbers on tours are limited, but it is usually possible just to turn up.

If you have any access requirements you will need to book at least 48 hours in advance.

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Group bookings

For groups of 10 or more, we are able to offer a bespoke service.

Whether there is a particular aspect or feature of the castle that you would like to learn about, or would like to add on lunch or an afternoon tea to your tour then please get in touch to discuss your requests.