Due to current restrictions, we are unable to offer tours of the castle at present. However, we are looking at the possibility of socially distanced talks about the history of the castle as well as small private tours as soon as it is safe to do so. Please check the website and our social media for further updates.
We aim to make our gardens as accessible as possible, however some areas do have steps or uneven ground. Poor weather can also affect how easily areas are accessed. If you are worried at all, please contact us directly and we will happily explain over the phone or via email.
You are free to access all areas of the gardens and grounds with your dog. We politely ask owners to keep their dogs on a lead. A water bowl for your dog is kept outside Chestnuts tearoom.
Yes, our season tickets are very popular. An adult only needs to visit 5 times or more in one season to save money. You can save even more if you live very close to the castle. Please visit our season ticket page for further information.
It entirely depends on the season. In spring you can expect early flowers such as snowdrops, bluebells and daffodils, then a little later we have tulips, roses, and many other trees and flowers in bloom.
Yes. There are picnic tables and benches around the grounds, and you are also welcome to bring your own blanket or even a table and chairs. Please note that we do not allow barbecues.
We have 2 manual wheelchairs available on a first come first served basis. They can be requested on arrival or reserved prior to your visit by calling 01323 833816.
Carers are admitted free of charge when accompanying the person in their care who will pay the concession/child daily rate.
Photography is permitted for personal and non-commercial use within the castle and grounds. We ask that you do not take photographs of students or staff.
Drone flying can scare the wildlife around our estate, be dangerous overhead and have a negative impact on people’s visit. Please view our current drone policy for clarification.