2017 Visitor Opening 

We open our doors to visitors again on Sunday 2nd April and will be open from Sunday to Wednesday each week until the end of October.


The Castle is always closed on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for private events, with the exception of Easter weekend


Easter weekend opening

We are open all four days of the Easter weekend - on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.


The Butterfly House is open Sunday to Wednesday inclusive from May to September





Opening Times


11:00am - 5:00pm

Last guided tour at 3.30pm & last entry 4:00pm

The Castle is available for groups on any open days throughout the Season.

• Last admission is at 4.00pm.

• Opening times and availability may be subject to alteration.

• We regret no dogs, except service dogs, are allowed anywhere on the premises

• Free Car Park with Picnic Lawn adjacent.

• Guided Tours are FREE (when available).




Admission Prices:


Castle, Gardens and Butterfly House

Adult £11.00

Children (age 3 - 16) £6.00

Concession (full-time student or aged 60+) £9.00

Student £9.00 with valid Student card

Family (2 adults and 2 children) £30.00

Children under 3 are free.

Pre-booked party rates (25 or more visitors): £8.50 per person

Visiting groups of school children: one adult per 10 children at no charge, all other adults charged at £10.50.






2017 Leaflet

What a visit includes




Disabled Access

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.

More information, including maps, can be found here.

If in doubt, please ring the main office on 01453 810303 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. Please don't climb on the cannon, they are very old.

In the Castle there are steep stone steps, uneven and slippery floors, other steps not immediately obvious, low doorways.

Children should always be accompanied while visiting the Castle.


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