Opening Times

Due to filming, The Palace and Great Court will be closed to visitors between 14th and 24th August.

The Palace is open daily from 9.45 - 16.30 (last entry 16.30). Our Park & Gardens are also open daily from 9.30 - 18.00 (or dusk if earlier).  For all existing ticket and pass holders it is essential to book a date and time slot prior to any visit at

Due to social distancing we are allowing family groups into the Palace every three minutes. You can visit the Palace anytime during your visit and we recommend afternoons as they tend to be quieter, please speak to one of our Palace Hosts on the day for more up to date information.

The East Courtyard Visitor Centre, which includes the Retail Shop and Oxfordshire Pantry Café (takeaway only), is open daily from 9.30 - 17.00.

The Orangery Restaurant is open Thursday - Sunday - al fresco style - for afternoon tea, lunch and supper.

The Pleasure Gardens and Pizza Café are open daily, with the Miniature Train running back and forth from the Palace.

Car parks will be open and will be operating one-way routes and spaced allocation to ensure you can adhere to the 2 metre distancing rules. 

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