We have made great efforts to ensure that we can cater for all visitors at Rockingham Castle. We welcome comments from visitors as to how we might improve our service.
The Accessible car park is located immediately outside the Norman Towers which form the entrance to the Castle. On arrival at the Ticket Office you will be provided with a Welcome leaflet. The map inside indicates the accessible parking area. If you identify your need to any member of staff they will be delighted to assist you with directions.
Wheel Chair Access
We regret that we do not have any wheelchairs for hire on site.
Due to the architecture it is not possible for visitors in wheel chairs to enter the Castle via the main visitor entrance. The access is via the ramp to the Gift Shop the location of which is identified on the Welcome Leaflet. We have a ramp providing access to our Restaurant in Walkers House. The Castle Courtyard is gravelled as are the paths in the formal garden. Disabled access between the Terrace Lawn and the Cross Garden is up a short slope but may well need assistance. Please call the Estate Office to discuss your visit if you have any questions.
We would like to point out that our event days attract a larger number of visitors to the Castle than usual. It is then more difficult to negotiate the passageways in a wheelchair or mobility scooter.
Photograph Album & Panorama
There are a number of areas in the Castle which are not accessible to those with limited mobility (The Long Gallery and Salvins Tower). In each case we have photo albums which are located at the bottom of the staircase to the Long Gallery, which give a flavour of the Long Gallery, view from Salvins Tower and tour of the gardens.
There are some areas of uneven flooring throughout the Castle as you would expect with a historic property. If you feel you would like to sit down during your visit through the Castle there are seats in every room that you can make use of, should your require it. Speak to one of our guides in the room if you are unsure if which you are allowed to use.
The formal gardens are generally accessible to those with a mobility constraint. The paths throughout the formal gardens are gravelled. We have installed handrails, ramps and added a “by pass path” to a set of steps in the Rose Garden. The beautiful Wild Gardens are set in a steep sided Valley where access is more difficult. Please telephone or email the Estate Office prior to a visit if you have any concerns about visiting Rockingham.
There is a full disabled WC situated adjacent to the Ticket Office on the visitor car park. The toilets in the main Castle Courtyard are accessed with two steps, handrails have been installed to help any visitors who might require it.
For more information please download our Access Statement below or contact the Estate Office on 01536 770240.