Plan Your Visit

plan your visit

Welcome to Goodrich 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. To book your visit, click here.

Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.

Please click here for more information about the safety measures you can expect when visiting as well as our FAQs

  • Castle - The castle will be open with a one system in place around the first floor. 
  • Castle SE and SW towers - entry into the base of the towers will remain closed.
  • The Keep - The keep will be open between 10.45 am - 4.15 pm. 
  • Exhibition - The exhibition will remain closed.
  • Cafe - The café will be open for light refreshments.
  • Shop -  The shop will be open offering a range of gifts and souvenirs. We will be encouraging contactless payment. You can also visit our online shop
  • Toilets - Our toilets are open as usual. Additional hand sanitising stations will be available on site. 
  • Face coverings - Face coverings must be worn in Goodrich Castle's indoor shop, café and all other indoor spaces. We won’t be able to give you a face covering, so please come prepared so you don’t miss out.
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An old map that can be seen at Down House, the home of Charles Darwin


Go to our Directions page and plan your journey to Goodrich Castle by car or public transport.

You will find parking information, post code for sat nav, and our address at the bottom of the page.


Find out what Facilities are available for your day out.

Here you can find out everything you need to know about parking, toilets and shopping at Goodrich Castle as well as other useful information.


Look up Access information for your visit. We have detailed information about what to expect if you have particular needs regarding:

  • Mobility/Older Visitors
  • Blind/Visually Impaired
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Culinary/Dietary,
  • Health and Safety.
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