Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE SITE ADDRESS?
Stormin' The Castle
Witton Castle Country Park
Near Bishop Auckland
What time does the rally start?
The rally opens at 9am on the Friday & you will be able to access the camping fields only.
What times does the Show Field open?
The Show Field will open at 12:00 noon on the Friday.
Can I camp on Thursday night?
No, gates open 9am Friday.
Can I buy a rally ticket on the gate?
Only if you are on a bike or trike
Do children need tickets?
Children under 5 get in free. Children aged 5-15 pay £10.
Tickets are available On-Line and via the Post
However an adult with a pre-booked ticket can buy a child's ticket on the gate.
Do you do day tickets?
Yes, for Saturday only. They are pre-book only and are available
PRE-BOOKING CLOSING DATES
On-line: Midday 19th August 2021 NB this includes weekend tickets & Saturday day tickets.
Post: 8th August 2021 NB this includes disabled car permits & Saturday day tickets.
Does the car permit include camping and admission to the rally?
The Car Permit does NOT include camping and admission to the rally
Additional Adult/Child tickets MUST to be bought at this point or at least PRIOR to the rally for those travelling with you.
IMPORTANT : No tickets will be available on the gate for those arriving in a car or on foot. Make sure all passengers have a pre-booked ticket
Can I buy a car permit on the gate?
No, they are pre-book only and will not be available after the cut off date.
Can I bring a caravan with my car or arrive in a motorhome?
Our car permits are for car parking only. Witton Castle usually open the touring field over the duration of the rally, where you could park your caravan and car/motorhome however they will charge you a fee for this. This arrangement is nothing to do with the event but irect with the Castle, remember, you still need to buy rally ticket from us but you don't need one of our a Car Permits.
Witton Castle can be contacted on 01388 488230 for more information.
IMPORTANT : No tickets will be available on the gate for those arriving in a car or on foot (e.g. from a caravan or motorhome). Make sure all driver/passengers have a pre-booked ticket
Can I be dropped off by a friend/taxi?
Yes, the drop off point will be indicated to you when you arrive on site. The vehicle must not be left unattended-it is simply a case of unload & the car departs.
Could I park nearby then walk to the site?
No, we advise you to buy a car permit or get dropped off at the site. Any cars parked near the site, which are causing an obstruction, are liable to be towed by the police. Witton Castle may tow away cars which are parked on their own land without authorisation.
Can I bring my car?
Disabled car parking is free, but must be pre-booked through the website
Where can I camp?
Disabled camping is located next to the main gate, the allocated space is for one vehicle (small car or van only) and one tent.
Do we need to pre-book tickets?
Yes, the blue badge holder and all passengers in the car will require pre-booked tickets. They can be ordered through the website at the same time as you pre-book your car permit. Cut off date is 8th August 2021.
Should I bring my blue badge?
Yes, your blue badge will have to be displayed on the dash when you park up on site.
When is the products tent open?
Friday: Open 12:00
Saturday: Open 10:00
Sunday: Open 09:00
Can I buy after the rally?
No, Stormin' product will only be available on the weekend of the rally
Does the bike have to be ridden on site?
Yes, all bikes must be road legal and ridden onto the site.
Do I have to pre-book to enter the bike show?
No, just arrive on the day. See the Bike Show page for all the latest information.
Carry Nowt Camping (Jake - 07760279905)
Click Here For Their Facebook Page
Can I bring my own beer?
We would prefer you to support the bars on site. Your ticket fee just about covers the cost of running the rally. We rely on bar profits to raise the donation to MAG.
No slabs of alcohol are to be brought in by car. We will stop you bringing it on site.
Please for the sake of all our tyres and the wildlife don't bring glass bottles.
Slabs of beer will be available to buy on-site from Honest Jim (near the main gate).
Can I bring bottles with me?
No. The land is used for animals at other times of the year. You will be asked to decant your drinks from glass bottles
Unlicensed Vehicles / Mini Motos
No unlicensed vehicles may be brought onto site, this includes Mini Motos. We don't want to stop anyone having fun, but if you damage someone’s property while riding/driving an unlicensed vehicle you will end up in a sticky situation.
Can I arrive as a pedestrian?
Yes, but only if you have a pre-booked ticket.
Can I bring my dog?
No, animals are not allowed on the site.
Can I bring a gazebo?
Yes, as long as it doesn't obstruct fire-breaks and access roads. Communal gazebos are becoming more popular and reduce the amount of camping space for individual tents. We reserve the right to clear space if necessary.
What happens if I break my wristband?
Come straight to the main gate cabin, with your broken wrist band.
What happens if all the "on the gate" tickets are sold?
We will have to stop selling tickets and you won't be able to get in to the rally. Our licence stipulates the number of people we can have on site and if we break that number we may not get a licence next year. It is strongly advisable to pre-book as we have sold out in previous years.
No pre-booked ticket?
Ticket numbers are restricted. If there are any left after the pre-book cut off dates, they will be sold on the gate for £45.
NOTE: These are only available to those arriving on a bike or trike, NO pedestrian tickets will be available on the gate!