Castle Visits and Tours

School Visits


School Visits

The Castle is great fun for children ‑ very hands on. We particularly welcome school parties, specially if the children come in period costume. Everyone wants to come as a princess, a knight or a dragon, but we also welcome maids, garden boys, chimney sweeps, scullions, cats, ghosts, butlers, lavatory cleaners (they need little rakes to clean the smelly garderobes), cooks, spiders, etc. Full fancy dress is not necessary ‑ just a hat, tiara, tail, sword, spoon or broom will do to make believe in life as it was once upon a time. Tours take about one hour. We ask that one adult is in charge of every ten children at all times, and these adults are admitted free of charge. Others are very welcome to attend, but a fee is payable.

Parking - one large coach can park in our Great Gateway, and cars in the drive.  Come in through the Great Gateway - an exciting approach.

Good loos.

The People`s Park with swings and roundabouts etc., is just a few minutes` walk away down the hill if you wish to wear the children out after their tour here.

To make full use of the coach charge visit Tiverton Museum nearby on the same day.

Admission for private tour:

  • Children 7 - 16     3.00

  • under 7                1.50

  • Extra adults          3.00

Maximum Tour number around 30.  From Easter to the end of October preferred days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Other times of year we can be more flexible about days.


Morning Tours are preferred (before the children get tired).



There is no longer a tearoom at the Castle.  If it is fine the gardens can be used for packed lunches.

Visiting Knights and Princesses