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Previous events held on site

  • Choirs and live music
  • Community singing
  • Living history
  • Re-enactments
  • Flower festivals
  • Falconry displays
  • Open air theatre
  • Craft fairs

Car Parking Information There is no on-site parking however there is a limited amount of parking spaces in the village. There is a free car park by the river with a footpath leading up the hill 250 yards away from the entrance. Footpath does contain some steps.

Site Access Contractors may have vehicle access to the gates o the castle. The access lane is very narrow and limited turning available. Any vehicle access to the site for events is strictly off hours and restricted to the area in front of the shop. No vehicles are permitted on the grass or over the bridge

Access for restricted mobility Access to the monument is down a tarmacked cul-de-sac. The castle grounds are part level and part sloping with both grass and gravel paths. Access to the towers and ditch is not possible to those with restricted mobility


  • Male/female toilet facilities are available to all visitors
  • Picnic tables and benches are available
  • Snacks are available from the gift shop
  • Mobile connectivity is generally good on the site

Licences PRS and PPL licences held. A premises licence is also held.

Interior Spaces No covered areas on the site aside from the visitor centre

Wedding Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships No wedding licence held

Site Plan Yes

Power facilities on site for hirers 16amp power supply socket located underneath the North end of the bridge between the Outer and Inner Ward however care must be taken when accessing this location. All event holders must use the services of a qualified electrician to advise them on the power drop between the socket and the end appliance. A copy of the calculation must be provided within the application

Water facilities on site for hirers Yes – water from mains supply

Ground Pegs allowed? Yes – maximum depth of 110mm – 4 inches

Any restricted areas? None except during conservation and maintenance works