Totnes Castle

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.

Advanced booking

You now need to book timed-tickets in advance to visit Totnes 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.

You can currently book for visits until 30 September.  Tickets for the autumn and winter will go on sale soon. We’ll update this page when we have more information available.

The time shown is the earliest you can arrive, and you can arrive at any point within 30 minutes of that time. You're then welcome to stay for as long as you like.

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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
There is a dog bowl on-site and a dog waste bin in the garden outside the entrance to the castle.
Wheelchair Access
The 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 Down
Yes
Disabled Parking
No
OnSite Transport
No
Stairs
Over 70 steep, uneven stone steps to climb up to the Keep.
Lift Access
No
Seating And Restpoints
There is a bench and two picnic benches in the inner bailey.
Pathways Surface And Gradients
Loose gravel and grass paths, and undulating grass surfaces throughout. The steps up to the keep are made of uneven stone.
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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Sensory Experiences
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
There is a dog bowl on-site and a dog waste bin in the garden outside the entrance to the castle.
Handling Objects
No
Audio Tours
No
Site Tours
No
Tactile Models
No
Areas Of Low Lighting
No.
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
There is a dog bowl on-site and a dog waste bin in the garden outside the entrance to the castle.
Induction Loops
An induction loop system is located at the till area.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Sensory Experiences
No
Handling Objects
No
Basic Language Audio Tours
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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Special Diets
No Information Available
Health And Safety
Deep Water
There is no deep water at Totnes Castle
Trip Hazard
Uneven grass surfaces and paths. Uneven steps from the Motte to the Keep, along both staircases and at the wall walk in the Keep.
Sheer Drop
There is a sheer drop from the top of the Keep.
Slip Hazard
Grass and stone surfaces may be dangerous when wet.
Steep Slope
Steep 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 Stairs
The 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 Traffic
There is no on-site traffic. Beware of traffic on Castle Street, where the entrance is, as the street and pavements are narrow.
Uneven Ground
Uneven ground throughout site. Paths around site are unmade.
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