Access at Dartmouth 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 now need to book timed-tickets in advance to visit Dartmouth 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 in advance.
Dartmouth Castle is open Wednesday - Sunday, 10.00-17.00.
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. If you are booked onto the 4 pm slot you will need to arrive within half an hour of that time.
Book your visit
Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair LoanSite FoldersDog Bowl and ToiletingYes.Wheelchair AccessAccess is very restricted for wheelchair users due to the many slopes, spiral staircases and steps on the site. A companion is recommended. Access for wheelchair users to the castle is through areas outside English Heritage’s control.Disabled Parking1 disabled parking space located in the Pay and Display car park.OnSite TransportNo.StairsGround floors have many steps; a helper is recommended. Narrow, steep spiral staircases to upper floors in gun tower. Shop accessed via four steps – assistance advised.Lift AccessNo.Seating And RestpointsSeating points on the Gun Battery and The Gun tower.Pathways Surface And GradientsMost of the pathways on site are very uneven. Steps are also uneven around the site.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible ToiletsHandrailsAssistance Dogs WelcomeBraille GuidesBraille SignageTorchesDog Bowl and ToiletingYes.Handling ObjectsNo.Audio ToursNoTactile ModelsNo.Areas Of Low LightingLow light areas inside the castle.Colour ContrastsNo.Large PrintNo.
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs WelcomeVibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAudio Installation TranscriptsDog Bowl and ToiletingYes.Induction LoopsInduction loop located in the shop.
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutleryHandling ObjectsNo.Easy Read MaterialNo.Large Print MaterialNo.
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use CutleryBottle / Food WarmingHigh Chairs
Health And Safety
Deep WaterCastle is located on steep cliff overlooking the sea and Dart Estuary.Sheer DropSheer drop to cliff edge outside the site.Slip HazardStone surfaces slippery when wet.Steep SlopeThere are many slopes on and around the site.Steep StairsSteep spiral staircases to upper floors in gun tower.