The battlements are currently inaccessible for health and safety reasons. We are working to resolve this as quickly as possible and apologise for any disappointment this may cause.
Climb the 62 steps of the Norman staircase and enjoy a 360-degree canvas of uninterrupted views high above Norwich.
See the sites associated with Robert Kett’s 16th century rebellion, a fight for the rights of Norfolk’s poor that ended with Kett being hung in chains from these battlements until he died from hunger and cold.
Observe local landmarks such as the Norman cathedral, St Peter Mancroft church, the market and The Forum as never before.
Battlements 360 panoramic virtual experience
Descend into the bowels of Norwich Castle and feel the hairs rise on the back of your neck.
Imagine yourself as one of the unlucky souls, forced to live in chains in the cold and dark, unsure of the fate awaiting you.
Hear about the crimes of times gone by and how prisoners might be ‘pressed’ to give a plea; examine instruments of torture and punishment like the ducking stool, scold’s bridle and gibbet iron.
Check out the plaster-cast heads of executed criminals and hear about the pseudo-science of phrenology – a movement popular in the Victorian era, which claimed your whole character could be read by the bumps on your head!
Fighting Gallery tours
Join our costumed knight for a journey through the Castle’s defensive past taking you through the fighting gallery, a mysterious space between the inner and outer walls of the castle keep. Learn how the Norman guards would have kept vigil over the keeps occupants and how the Castle survived under siege.
Prices and information
Child (5-18 years): £3
Discounts for Norfolk Museums Pass holders
The battlements, dungeons and fighting gallery tours are only available with the purchase of a general admission ticket.
All tours are subject to availability and are booked on the day. If you are planning to make a special trip for a tour we recommend you contact us on 01603 495897 / 493625 the morning of your visit to check availability.
Dungeon tours are not suitable for young children under the age of 5. Battlements and fighting gallery tours are not suitable for those under the age of 8.
Due to uneven floors and stair access they are also unsuitable for people with mobility difficulties.
Shirehall courtroom tours and tours of the Castle Keep
These tours are available by special arrangement for groups. See Information about group visits to Norwich Castle to find out more.