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Access at Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

If you are a disabled visitor we offer the option to bring a companion or carer in for free to help you get more out of your visit.

Mobility/Older Visitors

Wheelchair loan Yes
Mobility Scooter loan No
Site Folders No
Accessible Toilets Yes
Adult changing area No
Handrails No
Easy-use cutlery No
Assistance Dogs Welcome Yes
Wheelchair Access
 

Kitchen area and Great Hall: level access: upper floors mainly reached by spiral staircases. Low level introductory display accessible to wheelchair users in the stables.

 

Garden: accessible with compacted gravel paths and smooth grass. Benches provided.

 

Leicester’s Gatehouse and exhibition: access to all floors via lift.

Entrance/Set Down
Set down allowed directly outside the visitor centre.
Disabled Parking
Three disabled parking spaces.
Onsite Transport
No
Stairs
No information available
Lift Access
Lift located in Leicester's Gatehouse to access upper floor.
Seating and rest points
Benches and resting points dotted around in the castle and gardens.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
Compacted gravel pathways with some steep gradients. Garden area accessible with compacted gravel paths and smooth grass.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowl only.

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Blind/Visually Impaired

Braille Guides No
Braille Signage No
Handrails No
Accessible Toilets Yes
Torches No
Assistance Dogs Welcome Yes
Sensory Experiences
Highly scented gardens with flowing water and bird life.
Audio Tours
Yes
Site Tours
No information available
Handling Objects
Some handling of objects is allowed eg trebuchet balls.
Tactile Models
No information available
Areas of Low Lighting
No information available
Colour contrasts
No information available
Large Print
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowl only.

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Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Vibrating fire alarms No
Tour transcripts No
Film subtitles Yes
BSL Tours No
Assistance Dogs Welcome Yes
Induction Loops
Induction loop located in the admission area and Tea Room.
Audio installation transcripts
Yes
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowl only.

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Learning Difficulties

Accessible Toilets Yes
Adult changing area No
Easy-use cutlery No
Basic language audio tours
No information available
Easy Read Material
No
Large print Material
No
Dyslexia Friendly Material
No
Sensory Experiences
Highly scented gardens with flowing water and bird life.
Handling Objects
Some handling of objects is allowed eg trebuchet balls.

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Culinary/Dietary

Easy-use cutlery No
Bottle/food Warming Yes
Child Size Portions Yes
Highchairs Yes
Special Diets
Menu features gluten free and vegetarian options.

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Health and Safety

Deep Water
Fountain is ringed by a high wall.
Trip Hazard
No information available
Sheer Drop
There is a drop to the side of the tilt yard walkway to visitors centre. This is very obvious.
Slip Hazard
Grass and stone areas may be slippery when wet.
Steep Slope
The ground are undulating with some steeply sloped areas.
Steep Stairs
Upper floors mainly reached by spiral staircases.
Beware of Traffic
Some traffic may need access to Leicester's Gatehouse for Weddings on Friday/Saturday.
Uneven Ground
The grounds are generally undulating.

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Audio visual exhibit in the stables is subtitled.

Contact

Site Telephone
01926 852078
Customer Services
0870 333 1181
Tourist Information
Kenilworth: 01926 748900
Address
Castle Green, Off Castle Road, Kenilworth, Warwickshire - CV8 1NE
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