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Although there is no café on site, the shop sells a selection of snacks including cold drinks and ice cream.
You are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the grounds and there are some benches available.
There is a shop in the ticket office which sells a selection of English Heritage gifts and themed souvenirs, as well as ice creams, drinks and snacks. Visitors should be aware that access is via a small number of steps.
Assistance dogs are welcome but no other dogs are allowed.
A number of family activities are available at the castle, including dressing up, coin rubbing and cannon firing.
A guide for children is available at the site.
Health and Safety notes are given to all visitors regarding the castle's Water Bastion.
English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.
If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.
Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.