Carisbrooke Castle Access

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.

Mobility/Older Visitors
Wheelchair Loan
Yes
Mobility Scooter Loan
No
Site Folders
No
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Handrails
Yes
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Wheelchair Access
 

Well house and ground floor of museum are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.

Due to the steep stairs the wall walk, and the upper floor of museum, are inaccessible to wheelchair users.

Entrance/Set Down
Disabled drivers may park within castle courtyard, and disabled passengers may be set down there.
Disabled Parking
Disabled parking bays are available in the main castle car park. Four disabled parking bays are also located behind the museum for Blue Badge holders. Please telephone the site on 01983522107 in advance of your visit to arrange one of these spaces.
Onsite Transport
No
Stairs
Two flights of stairs to upper floor of museum (with handrails).
Lift Access
No
Seating and Rest Points
Seating and rest points are dotted around the grounds.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
Pathways are gravel, tarmac and grass, and are fairly flat.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Blind/Visually Impaired
Braille Guides
No
Braille Signage
No
Handrails
Yes
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Torches
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Sensory Experiences
Introductory film with subtitles showing virtual tour of the castle.
Audio Tours
No
Site Tours
No Information Available
Handling Objects
No Information Available
Tactile Models
No Information Available
Areas of Low Lighting
No Information Available
Colour Contrasts
No Information Available
Large Print
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire Alarms
No
Tour Transcripts
No
Film Subtitles
No
BSL Tours
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Induction Loops
Yes, please ask staff at the counter.
Audio Installation Transcripts
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
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
Introductory film with subtitles showing virtual tour of the castle.
Handling Objects
No Information Available
Culinary/Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Bottle/Food Warming
Yes
Child Size Portions
Yes
Highchairs
Yes
Special Diets
No Information Available
Health and Safety
Deep Water
No Information Available
Trip Hazard
Mind your step on the historic steps
Sheer Drop
There are some sheer drops, please mind your step.
Slip Hazard
Stone and grassed areas may be slippery when wet. The wall walk route may also be slippery.
Steep Slope
The grounds outside the castle undulate.
Steep Stairs
All the stairs in the castle are steep. Ramparts lack handrails and safety rails in places.
Beware of Traffic
Some cars may be on site to access the disabled parking.
Uneven Ground
Some undulation.

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Carisbrooke Castle

Address
Castle Hill, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1XY
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