Access at Farleigh Hungerford Castle

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
Yes
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Handrails
Yes
Easy-use Cutlery
Yes
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Wheelchair Access

Castle: Ruins are negotiable via steps and rough paths.

Chapel: Accessible through garden and chair lift. Difficult spiral staircase to upper floor of museum but virtual tour enables exhibit in upper level of museum and inaccessible area to be explored via touch screen. Benches and seats provided.

Grounds: Accessed on impacted gravel, tarmac, paved and earth paths and fairly smooth grass. Some cobbled areas. Wheelchair access is confined to top lawns. There is a wheelchair lift into the Chapel and in the the Priest's House.

Entrance/Set Down
Visitors with limited mobility can be set down by the shop. Please call in advance.
Disabled Parking
Not available.
Onsite Transport
No
Stairs
Castle ruins are negotiable via steps and rough paths. There is one spiral staircase in the Priest House. Some uneven steps on site.
Lift Access
There are two wheelchair lifts, one into the Priest House and one into the Chapel.
Seating and Rest Points
Selection of benches scattered around the site.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
Grounds accessed on compacted gravel, tarmac, paved and earth paths and fairly smooth grass. Some cobbled areas.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Not available.
Blind/Visually Impaired
Braille Guides
No
Braille Signage
No
Handrails
Yes
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Torches
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Sensory Experiences
Herb garden in the Chapel garden, containing scented plants.
Audio Tours
Yes
Site Tours
Chargeable and must be booked in advance with the site.
Handling Objects
There is a handling collection available for school visits and a 3D model.
Tactile Models
Stone carvings on tombs in chapel and museum may be touched. Tactile model of castle.
Areas of Low Lighting
Crypt is dark and small.
Colour Contrasts
No
Large Print
Large print information sheets available.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Not available.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire Alarms
No
Tour Transcripts
No
Film Subtitles
No
BSL Tours
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Induction Loops
Loops can be plugged into the audio tour and they are kept behind the till.
Audio Installation Transcripts
Yes
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Not available.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Easy-use Cutlery
Yes
Basic language Audio Tours
No Information Available
Easy Read Material
Large print information sheets and audio tour available.
Large Print Material
Large print information sheets available.
Dyslexia Friendly Material
Large print information sheets and audio tour available.
Sensory Experiences
Herb garden in the Chapel garden, containing scented plants.
Handling Objects
There is a handling collection available for school visits and a 3D model.
Culinary/Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
Yes
Bottle/Food Warming
No
Child Size Portions
No
Highchairs
No
Special Diets
No Information Available
Health and Safety
Deep Water
No
Trip Hazard
Some steps and rogh surfaces.
Sheer Drop
There are two sheer drops on two sides of the ruins. One is steeper than the other and there is fencing and a warning on the guardianship panel.
Slip Hazard
Grass and paths slippery when wet.
Steep Slope
Yes there are slopes on site. Most have hand rails.
Steep Stairs
Difficult spiral staircase to upper floor of museum.
Beware of Traffic
Limited traffic on the driveway.
Uneven Ground
Castle ruins have slopes and rough paths.

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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

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Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, Bath, Somerset, BA2 7RS
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