Berkhamsted Castle | Hours & Facilities

Berkhamsted Castle

Hours & Facilities

 
 

Opening Hours

 Summer Daily 10am-6pm
 Winter Daily 10am-4pm
Christmas Day & New Years Day   Closed

Castle Facilities

  Toilets: Unfortunately we do not have toilets on-site. The nearest toilets are in Berkhamsted railway station, just across the road.
🐕 Dogs: You are welcome to bring your dog. Please keep your dog on a lead and bring waste bags.
Food & drink: We don't have any refreshment facilities in the castle. There is a small coffee bar in the railway station across the road, and the castle is very close to Berkhamsted town centre, which has a wide selection of family-friendly cafes and restaurants
Visitors' room: on some bank holidays and weekends in the summer, our visitors' room is open in the Keeper's Lodge in the outer ward. There's an interesting display of castle history and volunteers are on hand to answer any questions you may have.

 

Parking near the Castle

There is no parking available on-site. There is very limited on-street parking on White Hill and on nearby streets, but please be mindful of neighbours and local access when you park.

Car Parks

There several pay & display car parks near to the castle (not managed by the Castle Trust):

 Map Berkhamsted Railway Station, across BroWnlow Road
500 ft (150m) away

 Map Canal Fields Car Park, behind Tesco on the High Street
0.4 miles (640m) away
FREE

 Map Lower Kings Road Car Park next to Waitrose
0.3 miles (550m) away
NB: the car park inside the barriers is for Waitrose customers only
CLOSED

 Map St Johns Well Lane Car Park
0.4 miles (640m) away

 Map Water Lane Car Park, behind Tesco on the High Street
0.4 miles (640m) away

 Map of all Dacorum Council Car Parks

Disabled Parking

Blue badge holders can park free of charge and without time limit in all council-run car parks and they all have disabled parking spaces with extra room.

  • Canal Fields: 3 spaces (the closest)
  • Lower Kings Road: 6 spaces
  • St Johns Well: 3 spaces
  • Water Lane: 8 spaces

 On-street parking

There are also disabled bays on Berkhamsted High Street.


 Terrain

The main path into and through the Castle is surfaced with gravel but is suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. If you want to access the outer earthworks there are some steps.

 

 Enjoy a Safe Visit

  Explore this site with care and closely supervise your children
Intentionally damaging this monument is a crime
Smoking, climbing, commercial photography and metal detecting are prohibited
Drone flying is prohibited, except by contractors or partners who have permission from English Heritage and the CAA and are operating under controlled conditions. English Heritage drone filming guidelines
Beware of deep water in the moats
Beware of slip hazards
Beware of trip hazards
Beware of steep slopes
 
 

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