UNLIMITED ACCESS TO OVER 400 HISTORIC PLACES
Live and breathe the story of England at royal castles, historic gardens, forts & defences, world-famous prehistoric sites and many others.
There parking available onsite for disabled visitors only and all other visitors please park in the town car parks: South street Car Park LE65 1BH, Royal Hotel Car Park LE65 2GP, North Street Car park LE65 1HU (charges apply).
There are no coach and minibus spaces available on site
Dogs on leads are welcome across the site.
The grounds consist of large, level areas of grass, as well as the mysterious castle garden, which is famous for its elaborately shaped sunken features.
Please note: Visitors can climb the 24 metre (78 feet) high tower built by Lord Hastings.
The site hosts a number of different re-enactment days and family trails throughout the year.
English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.
If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.
Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.