Access at Berry Pomeroy Castle
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.
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 FoldersWheelchair AccessOnly the grounds, shops, and ground floor of the site are accessible to disabled visitors. There are a number of shallow steps in the entrance passage and some wheelchairs may have difficulty. An assisting companion is recommended. There are a number of slopes on the site.Entrance / Set DownDisabled visitors can be set down near to the entrance of the site, speak to the member of staff on duty to make arrangements.Disabled ParkingThere are two disabled bays located in the car park (at the nearest end to the entrance).OnSite TransportNoStairsSeveral steps in entrance passage. There are also three spiral staircases leading down to the gun emplacements and steep stairs leading up to the medieval defenses.Lift AccessNoSeating And RestpointsSeating is available for visitors at the entrance to the castle.Pathways Surface And GradientsThe site features a number of gravel areas and pathways. Entry to the castle is via a series of small stone steps.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible ToiletsHandrailsAssistance Dogs WelcomeBraille GuidesBraille SignageTorchesSensory ExperiencesVisitors to the site may be able to hear birdsong at times.Handling ObjectsNoAudio ToursYesTactile ModelsNoAreas Of Low LightingUndercroft is dark.Colour ContrastsNoLarge PrintNo
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs WelcomeVibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAudio Installation Transcripts
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutlerySensory ExperiencesVisitors to the site may be able to hear birdsong at times.Handling ObjectsNoEasy Read MaterialNoLarge Print MaterialNo
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use CutleryBottle / Food WarmingHigh ChairsSpecial DietsThe café offers organic and local produce, as well as vegetarian and some limited gluten free options.
Health And Safety
Trip HazardUneven grass surfaces, some cobbles and stone paths.Sheer DropThere is a sheer drop of 20 feet.Slip HazardPlease note that the uneven grass surfaces, cobbled, earth and stone paths can be slippery when wet.Steep SlopeSome steep slopes in the castle grounds.Steep StairsThe majority of the site is accessible, however some areas within the castle do have steeps steps. Narrow spiral staircases with uneven treads to upper floors. Some areas with steep steps do have handrails.Uneven GroundUneven ground throughout site. Path to entrance is unmade.