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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 an online 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. Then, subject to availability, there will be walk up tickets available.
You are booking a day ticket and 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. 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.
Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.
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.Book your visit
Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair LoanSite FoldersDog Bowl and ToiletingWater is available upon request at the shop on the ground floor.Wheelchair AccessThere is a bonded gravel slope for wheelchair access at the side gate, and a portable ramp available for the front door due to a small step (although this is rarely required). The coffee shop and gift shop are both fully accessible, however the second floor exhibition can only be reached by climbing a narrow spiral staircase.Entrance / Set DownUnfortunately, due to the location of the site, there is no space to stop and set down next to the entrance.OnSite TransportNoLift AccessNoSeating And RestpointsThere is seating within the coffee shop, on the second floor of the tower and also outside the building.Pathways Surface And GradientsThere is a bonded gravel slope for wheelchair access at the side gate and the rest of the exterior is covered with York stone paving slabs, which can be uneven at points.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible ToiletsHandrailsAssistance Dogs WelcomeBraille GuidesBraille SignageTorchesSensory ExperiencesNoDog Bowl and ToiletingWater is available upon request at the shop on the ground floor.Handling ObjectsNoAudio ToursNoSite ToursNoTactile ModelsNoAreas Of Low LightingNoColour ContrastsNoLarge PrintNo
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs WelcomeVibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAudio Installation TranscriptsDog Bowl and ToiletingWater is available upon request at the shop on the ground floor.Induction LoopsYes
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutlerySensory ExperiencesNoHandling ObjectsNoBasic Language Audio ToursNoEasy Read MaterialNoLarge Print MaterialA book is available in larger lettering.
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use CutleryBottle / Food WarmingHigh Chairs
Health And Safety
Deep WaterAn empty moat surrounds two sides of the building.Trip HazardThere is a small raised (1ft) wall surrounding the empty moat, as well as a number of uneven/hidden steps within the tower.Slip HazardThe paving slabs at the site entrance can become slippery when wet.Steep StairsThe second floor of the tower can only be reached by a spiral staircase of roughly 40 steps.Uneven GroundThe site's exterior is covered with York stone paving slabs, which can be uneven at points.