Accessibility please be aware that there are a lot of uneven steps and grounds, as well as steep spiral staircases to a lot of the castles towers and exhibition rooms.

We want all of our visitors to have a worthwhile experience, however, it is appreciated that those with mobility issues may experience some difficulties in a site like ours which is hunderds of years old and full of uneven land and steps.  Therefore, we hope the following information will enable everyone to get the most out of their visit.

  • There is an area dirctly outside the castle entranceway where viistors can be dropped off to save walking up the hill from the car parks
  • The 'Long Entry' Car Park is almost directly opposit the castle and provides the nearest disabled car parking space to the castle entrance.   
  • Wheelchair users with assistance and those with limited mobility will be able to access the site at ground floor level where there are information panels and benches provided, including a picnic area.  
  • The Outer ward is a large open area that is mostly accessible in a wheelchair or mobility scooter.  
  • Please note that a lot of what the castle has to offer is only accessible through climbing narrow winding staircases and anybody with any mobility difficulties will find this difficult to negitiate.  

Our toilet facilities are accessed via the Cafe.  The Cafe and disabled toilets are accessible from ground level with no steps and with easy wheelchair access.

A portable ramp is always offered to aid access into the gift shop and for those with hearing impairment there is an induction loop at reception and in the video room.  All dogs on leads are admitted into the castle.  Our trained staff are glad to be of assistance at all times.

Please contact us if you require more information.