Dartmouth Castle

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. 

Advanced booking

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 8.45am 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 31 March 2022.

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Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Handrails
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Wheelchair Loan
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Site Folders
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
Yes.
Wheelchair Access
Access 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 Parking
1 disabled parking space located in the Pay and Display car park.
OnSite Transport
No.
Stairs
Ground 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 Access
No.
Seating And Restpoints
Seating points on the Gun Battery and The Gun tower.
Pathways Surface And Gradients
Most of the pathways on site are very uneven. Steps are also uneven around the site.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible Toilets
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Handrails
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Braille Guides
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Braille Signage
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Torches
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
Yes.
Handling Objects
No.
Audio Tours
No
Tactile Models
No.
Areas Of Low Lighting
Low light areas inside the castle.
Colour Contrasts
No.
Large Print
No.
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Vibrating Fire Alarms
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Tour Transcripts
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Film Subtitles
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BSL Tours
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Audio Installation Transcripts
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
Yes.
Induction Loops
Induction loop located in the shop.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Handling Objects
No.
Easy Read Material
No.
Large Print Material
No.
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
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Bottle / Food Warming
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High Chairs
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Health And Safety
Deep Water
Castle is located on steep cliff overlooking the sea and Dart Estuary.
Sheer Drop
Sheer drop to cliff edge outside the site.
Slip Hazard
Stone surfaces slippery when wet.
Steep Slope
There are many slopes on and around the site.
Steep Stairs
Steep spiral staircases to upper floors in gun tower.
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