Groups of any size can book a private tour by appointment. Please note that groups of less than 30 people will be charged our minimum fee of £300. Please pay by card on the day of your visit.
Adults (16 yrs – 64 yrs) £10
Concessions (students and over 65) £10
Children (5 – 15 years) £7
Garden Only £7
People confined to wheelchairs (ground floor only) £7
The capacity of the tearoom is 56 people. All food and drink for private groups must be ordered in advance.
The tearoom offers hot drinks, with biscuits if required, light lunches or suppers and afternoon teas. See The Tearoom & Shop page for further information. The minimum charge for tearoom orders is £150 for private groups. If your group would like any catering that is not on the menu please inform us of your request and we will accommodate it if at all possible.
The public toilets are in the car park. Please note there are no public toilets in the Castle, tearoom or shop. Please inform your group before they arrive.
There is a small gift shop which can be opened specifically for your group if required (please request the shop when you book).
The Castle is a short walk from the car park, about 300 paces.
There are 161 stairs on the tour. There are chairs in most of the rooms for visitors to sit on if necessary. Visitors on a private tour that are not able to go up to the second floor because there are steeper stairs may spend that time in the Great Parlour and will be collected as the group pass by the room again on the way down.
Please note that the Castle is not heated. Groups are most welcome to book a private tour of the Castle at any time of the year but please ensure that your group are informed about the lack of heating so they can dress accordingly. It is often colder inside than it is outside!