Carlisle Castle Access

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

Mobility/Older Visitors
Wheelchair Loan
No
Mobility Scooter Loan
No
Site Folders
No
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Handrails
Yes
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair access is limited. The new exhibition and grounds are accessible. However, the shop, Keep, Ramparts and Captain's Tower are not wheelchair accessible.
Entrance/Set Down
No Information Available
Disabled Parking
Parking for disabled visitors only is located in the Outer Ward of the castle.
Onsite Transport
No
Stairs
There are several spiral staircases throughout the castle.
Lift Access
No
Seating and Rest Points
There is a small amount of seating in the Warden's Apartments, Inner Ward, Keep and shop.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
There is a central paved walkway through to the Inner Ward and then to the Keep. To access the other sections of the Inner Ward, visitors must cross the cobbles.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No Information Available
Blind/Visually Impaired
Braille Guides
No
Braille Signage
No
Handrails
Yes
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Torches
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Sensory Experiences
No Information Available
Audio Tours
No
Site Tours
Guided tours (available at peak times at a small extra charge; groups please pre-book).
Handling Objects
No Information Available
Tactile Models
No Information Available
Areas of Low Lighting
The cells in the ground floor of the Keep are windowless.
Colour Contrasts
No Information Available
Large Print
No Information Available
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No Information Available
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire Alarms
No
Tour Transcripts
No
Film Subtitles
No
BSL Tours
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Induction Loops
Located in the shop.
Audio Installation Transcripts
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No Information Available
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Basic language Audio Tours
No
Easy Read Material
No Information Available
Large Print Material
No Information Available
Dyslexia Friendly Material
No Information Available
Sensory Experiences
No Information Available
Handling Objects
No Information Available
Culinary/Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Bottle/Food Warming
No
Child Size Portions
No
Highchairs
No
Special Diets
No Information Available
Health and Safety
Deep Water
No Information Available
Trip Hazard
All the historic steps within the castle are of differing heights.
Sheer Drop
There is a sharp drop from the castle ramparts, which is guarded by a stone wall.
Slip Hazard
No Information Available
Steep Slope
There is a dry moat at the front of the castle, which is very steep and visitors are advised not to climb down it.
Steep Stairs
No Information Available
Beware of Traffic
The entrance to the castle is for motorists as well as pedestrians. Visitors are asked to take care when entering and leaving the castle.
Uneven Ground
The Inner Ward is cobbled and can be slippery when wet.

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