Access at Barnard Castle
You don’t need to book your visit in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. The prices shown here include an online discount. The admission price will be higher if you choose to pay on the day you visit.
You can book your advance ticket online up to 8.45am on the day you want to visit. Then, subject to availability, there will be walk up tickets available.
You are booking a day ticket and can arrive at any time within our opening hours, and stay for as long as you like.
Some of our sites can get very busy, especially on Bank Holidays. Our busiest times are between 11am and 2pm, so if you prefer to visit at a quieter time you may wish to visit outside of these hours.
Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.
If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket will still be free. Please remember to bring your English Heritage membership card with you. Members are able to book tickets for those included in the membership only. Any additional bookings made will be chargeable on site.
Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair LoanSite FoldersDog Bowl and ToiletingDog bowl outside shop.Wheelchair AccessLevel access with ramps in places.Entrance / Set DownVisitors with limited mobility may be set down at the main gate.Disabled ParkingNoOnSite TransportNoStairsStairs in Round Tower and to ditches.Lift AccessNoSeating And RestpointsBenches in the garden and Town Ward.Pathways Surface And GradientsFairly smooth grass and compacted gravel paths.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible ToiletsHandrailsAssistance Dogs WelcomeBraille GuidesBraille SignageTorchesSensory ExperiencesSensory garden with tactile and aromatic experiences.Dog Bowl and ToiletingDog bowl outside shop.Handling ObjectsNoAudio ToursNoSite ToursNoTactile ModelsNoAreas Of Low LightingNoneColour ContrastsNoLarge PrintNo
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs WelcomeVibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAudio Installation TranscriptsDog Bowl and ToiletingDog bowl outside shop.Induction LoopsNo
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutlerySensory ExperiencesSensory garden with tactile and aromatic experiences.Handling ObjectsNoBasic Language Audio ToursNoEasy Read MaterialNoLarge Print MaterialNo
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use CutleryBottle / Food WarmingHigh Chairs
Health And Safety
Deep WaterNoTrip HazardBeware of rabbit holes!Slip HazardGrass and stone surfaces may be slippery when wet.Steep SlopeDeep ditches.Steep StairsNarrow spiral staircase in Round Tower.Uneven GroundMainly grass and mostly flat. Short gravel path at entrance and cobbled area at gate leading to garden.