There is disabled access to the grounds and ground floor of the Abbey (including the disabled toilet) only. There is one ramp, and two crossing points for wheelchairs where areas of foundation walls have been flattened to allow access. Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access to the first floor, or to the two rooms on the second floor. There is however a non-audio touch screen tour on the ground floor for those who are not able to get upstairs.
Please note: One wheelchair is available upon request.
Disabled visitors travelling in vehicles larger than a car or small minibus can be set down at the site entrance - there is no need to arrange this in advance. By prior arrangement, disabled drivers may park 20 meters from the admission point.
Four disabled bays located within Abbey grounds, 20m from the ticket office/entrance to the main Abbey buildings. Visitors need to drive through the gatehouse, only accessible by cars/small minibuses. Additional disabled parking can be found if required.
There are four staircases throughout the site - two medieval in nature (e.g. uneven) and two modern. In addition, there is a small set of four steps (modern) between differing ground floor levels - these are also accompanied by handrails.
Seating and Rest Points
There are seven outside benches plus one picnic table (two benches in cloister, two near ticket office/shop, and remainder in the grounds around the Abbey buildings). There are also three backless benches in three of the first floor Abbey rooms.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
The pathways are mostly bonded gravel, although visitors will also need to walk across some grassed areas.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
A dog bowl is available on request.