Access at Barnard Castle
You now need to book your timed-tickets in advance to Barnard Castle.
We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won't be able to visit without your booking confirmation.
If you're a Member your ticket will be free, but you still need to book.
The time shown on your ticket is the earliest you can arrive, and you can arrive at any point within an hour of that time. You're then welcome to stay for as long as you like.Book your visit
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.