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 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 a 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 9am on the day you want to visit.
Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.
You can arrive anytime from the time slot you book, and stay as long as you like.
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.
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.
Please remember to bring your booking confirmation with you when you visit.
You can currently book for visits up to 30 September. Tickets for the autumn will go on sale soon. We’ll update this page when we have more information available
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.