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.
Book your ticket to Dartmouth Castle online in advance and save at least 10%. You can book your tickets online until 8.45am on the day you want to visit for the price detailed below. You can still buy your ticket when you arrive but you won’t get the discount.
After booking your day ticket, you 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. The quietest times to visit are before 11am and after 2pm.
Your booking is only for entry to your chosen site or event, and at some sites you may need to pay for parking – check the facilities webpage of the property for more information.
Tickets are free for Members, but you can still choose to book if you’d like. Please remember to bring your English Heritage membership card with you. If you’ve lost it or forgotten it, call Customer Services on 0370 333 1181 (Monday to Saturday).BOOK NOW SAVE 10%
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 ParkingThere is one disable space located in the nearby Pay and Display car park. This car park is not managed by English Heritage.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 StairsThere is a spiral staircase to access the Victorian battery, and another steep spiral staircase to access the gun tower roof.