Hartlebury Castle was the home of the Bishops of Worcester from 855 to 2007. Three of our bishops became saints, two were burned at the stake for their faith, one became the Pope who refused Henry the VIII his divorce and another was present at the execution of Mary Queen of Scots. They have amazing stories to tell and their history and that of Hartlebury Castle is inextricably linked with the history of the nation.
To help prevent the spread of coronavirus, we are currently unable to open the Castle. As an independent charity, we rely on your entry fees, and any money you spend in the shop or the café to support our work. Being closed therefore has a significant impact on us.
Today, we see visitors returning to Hartlebury Castle with their children and grandchildren, sharing the happy memories of previous visits and evoking nostalgic stories through our objects. We are asking you to help us continue to preserve over 1000 years of history and the stories of Worcestershire, so that the children visiting today, may do the same with their children in the future.
How you can help:
Make a Donation
Your donation, no matter how small, is a step towards supporting the Castle through these current times. Our work continues as we strive to provide interesting online content and plan fantastic events for the future. We look forward to being able to reopen our doors as soon as it is safe for our visitors, staff and volunteers. In the meantime, we are grateful for any support that you can give to support us. Thank you.
Please consider registering to Gift Aid your donation. For every £1 you donate, the charity receives an extra 25p. Gift Aid is reclaimed by the charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year.