TheYurt Restaurant are sited in a Yurt, and serve a variety of snacks and light lunches, morning coffee and afternoon tea and homemade cakes. Find out more here.
We have a picnic area by the Butterfly House, in the walled garden.
Unfortunately dogs are not allowed in the Castle or the grounds, except service dogs.
There are waste bins located around the Castle grounds. Please do not litter the gardens or the surrounding grounds.
This is a Norman Castle retaining many of its original features.
As a result, there is unfortunately no wheelchair access and there are steps and uneven floors throughout the Castle and gardens.
For those who feel the initial 24 stone steps of the Keep may be unmanageable, a shorter route through the Castle is available, avoiding this flight of steps, but other steps and stairs will need to be negotiated.
If in doubt, please ring the main office on 01453 810332 for advice.
Childrens Pushchairs and Buggies
There is no access to the Grade 1 listed Castle with children's pushchairs or buggies, because of the many steps and uneven floors. The Guide at the foot of the steps to the Keep will keep an eye on your child's buggy. If in doubt, please ring the main office for advice.
No push chairs or buggies are allowed in the Butterfly House.
Health and Safety Advice
This is a mediaeval building.
In the gardens there are uneven surfaces, steep terraces, deep water features, steep steps, non-edible plants, low branches, and slippery surfaces in wet weather. Do not climb on the cannon.
In the Castle there are steep stone steps, uneven and slippery floors, other steps not immediately obvious, low doorways.
Children must be accompanied and supervised by adults AT ALL TIMES.