The impressive motte and shell keep of Farnham Castle was founded in 1138 by Bishop Henry of Blois. Long a residence of the wealthy bishops of Winchester, the accommodation in the keep was updated in the 1520s. The keep was abandoned after the Civil War service and the much-altered medieval bishops’ residence is open for events.

The Farnham Castle keep is managed by Farnham Castle in partnership with English Heritage and free of charge to visit. See the English Heritage website for more information on access and facilities.

Opening hours:

28 March – 24 December Monday- Friday  9am – 5pm Saturday 10am – 4pm Sunday 10am – 4pm

Notes: Summer Bank Holiday 10am-4pm