Previous events held on site
- Choirs and live music
- Community singing
- Living history
- 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.
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
PRS and PPL licences held. A premises licence is also held.
No covered areas on the site aside from the visitor centre
Wedding Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships
No wedding licence held
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