Access at Totnes 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 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.
Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair LoanSite FoldersDog Bowl and ToiletingThere is a dog bowl on-site and a dog waste bin in the garden outside the entrance to the castle.Wheelchair AccessThe inner Bailey is accessible to wheelchair users. However, the Motte and Keep cannot be accessed by wheelchairs due to the steep slope and stone steps. The moat walk is also inaccessible by wheelchairs due to narrow and uneven paths.Entrance / Set DownYesDisabled ParkingNoOnSite TransportNoStairsOver 70 steep, uneven stone steps to climb up to the Keep.Lift AccessNoSeating And RestpointsThere is a bench and two picnic benches in the inner bailey.Pathways Surface And GradientsLoose gravel and grass paths, and undulating grass surfaces throughout. The steps up to the keep are made of uneven stone.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible ToiletsHandrailsAssistance Dogs WelcomeBraille GuidesBraille SignageTorchesSensory ExperiencesNoDog Bowl and ToiletingThere is a dog bowl on-site and a dog waste bin in the garden outside the entrance to the castle.Handling ObjectsNoAudio ToursNoSite ToursNoTactile ModelsNoAreas Of Low LightingNo.Colour ContrastsNoLarge PrintNo
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs WelcomeVibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAudio Installation TranscriptsDog Bowl and ToiletingThere is a dog bowl on-site and a dog waste bin in the garden outside the entrance to the castle.Induction LoopsAn induction loop system is located at the till area.
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutlerySensory ExperiencesNoHandling ObjectsNoBasic Language Audio ToursNoEasy Read MaterialNoLarge Print MaterialNo
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use CutleryBottle / Food WarmingHigh ChairsSpecial DietsNo Information Available
Health And Safety
Deep WaterThere is no deep water at Totnes CastleTrip HazardUneven grass surfaces and paths. Uneven steps from the Motte to the Keep, along both staircases and at the wall walk in the Keep.Sheer DropThere is a sheer drop from the top of the Keep.Slip HazardGrass and stone surfaces may be dangerous when wet.Steep SlopeSteep climb up the Motte steps from the Inner Bailey to the Keep, and the sides of the moat are also very steep in places. There is no climbing up or down the steep slopes on site.Steep StairsThe 72 steps up the Motte to the Keep are relatively steep, there is a handrail on one side. The two staircases in the Keep are also steep and narrow with no handrail.Beware Of TrafficThere is no on-site traffic. Beware of traffic on Castle Street, where the entrance is, as the street and pavements are narrow.Uneven GroundUneven ground throughout site. Paths around site are unmade.