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Parking is at the bottom of a relatively steep hill, beside the ticket office / tea rooms, where light refreshments can also be purchased.
The Castle is accessible only via a 5-10 minute walk up the hill. Our postcode for finding us is NG32 1PE google maps

Please note photography inside the Castle is not permitted; thank you for your cooperation.


16 Sunday, 17 Monday, 23 Sunday, 24 Monday, 30 Sunday, 31 AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

On the days when the Castle and Gardens are open to day visitors, the hours are from 11.00am - 5.00pm. Entry to the Castle is usually by guided tour only at 11.15am, 1.15pm and 3.15pm. Please allow at least 15 minutes to walk from the ticket office to the Castle where the tour begins.

On very busy days such as Bank Holidays, guided tours may not take place and instead, free flow around the Castle will be permitted (guides in the rooms will answer any questions). Free flow will not be permitted on less busy days.

Please be aware that CCTV cameras are in operation at the main gates to the Estate. Sorry, no dogs allowed in the Castle (except guide, hearing and support dogs). Dogs on leads are permitted in the grounds.

Admission Prices are currently:

Castle & Garden Tickets:
Adults £15 : Children £8 : Family (2A3C) £40

Garden only tickets
Adults £8 : Children £5 : Family £25

Group Tours
Entry to the Castle for groups of 20 or more will be by conducted tours at times to be arranged with the group. For information regarding group tours please contact or telephone 01476 871001. Adults £13. Children £8. One free adult per 6 children under the age of 11.

A car parking charge of £2.00 per car will apply to all to cars parking in our public car park.

Please Note: Coaches are not able to drop off passengers at the Castle which is situated at the top of a hill. Any groups arriving by coach to the public car park should be aware that, unfortunately, it is not possible to access to the Castle other than by a 5 minute walk up a relatively steep hill.

Disability Facilities
Admission into the Castle is free for wheelchair users (ground floor only). There are WCs for disabled visitors in the Castle and ticket office car park. Guide and hearing dogs are permitted in the Castle.