Facilities & access


  • Free parking, 50 yards from site entrance
  • Coaches need to reverse into mobility car park
  • Light refreshments available in guardhouse. Seating upstairs to consume refreshments. Picnic benches available in the garden
  • Castle gift shop sells souvenirs and gifts for all the family
  • Toilets are situated near the main entrance; no toilet facilities near the castle.
  • Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds only; assistance dogs welcome in all areas
  • Free audio guides bring the history of the castle to life

Family & children

  • Baby-changing facilities are available in the visitor toilets; no facilities near the castle
  • Two highchairs available to use in guardhouse seating area
  • Family events available throughout the year
  • Themed children's trails available on selected days
  • Children's audio guide available


  • Loose gravel paths throughout the site, difficult for manual wheelchairs
  • Spiral staircase up the tower with 149 steps, 12 steps down to the basement, no lift
  • Uneven surfaces in the castle and grounds, some steep grass banks
  • A threshold step into most doorways
  • Wheelchair access to ground floor only after traversing a loose gravel path
  • Picture book with audio guide references available for those who cannot climb the stairs
  • Hearing loop for audio guides
  • Braille guide available
  • Mobility toilet located in the main toilet block
  • A drop off point for disabled visitors near the main entrance