Access at Old Wardour 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
No
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
There is disabled access to the grounds and ground floor of the castle only. Wheelchair users will find one grass ramp leading from the  rear of castle to the courtyard.
Entrance/Set Down
Disabled visitors may be set down at the site entrance, which is located 2 meters from the shop. This does not need to be pre-arranged.
Disabled Parking
There are two disabled bays in the car park, both of which are located around 20 metres from the main gates.
Onsite Transport
No
Stairs
There are 93 steps leading up to the top of the tower.
Lift Access
No
Seating and Rest Points
There are two picnic tables adjacent to the shop and four benches situated within the grounds.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
Within the grounds, visitors will find bonded gravel pathways.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Water bowls are available for dogs, however the site does not offer toileting facilities (bins).
Blind/Visually Impaired
Braille Guides
No
Braille Signage
No
Handrails
Yes
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Torches
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Sensory Experiences
Visitors can enjoy the sound of bird song within grounds.
Audio Tours
Yes
Site Tours
No
Handling Objects
No
Tactile Models
No
Areas of Low Lighting
No Information Available
Colour Contrasts
All areas of the castle may prove difficult to negotiate for visitors who find visual contrast challenging.
Large Print
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Water bowls are available for dogs, however the site does not offer toileting facilities (bins).
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire Alarms
No
Tour Transcripts
Yes
Film Subtitles
No
BSL Tours
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Induction Loops
There is one induction loop available on the site.
Audio Installation Transcripts
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Water bowls are available for dogs, however the site does not offer toileting facilities (bins).
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
Visitors can enjoy the sound of bird song within grounds.
Handling Objects
No
Culinary/Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Bottle/Food Warming
Yes
Child Size Portions
No
Highchairs
No
Special Diets
N/A
Health and Safety
Deep Water
The water on site is not suitable for drinking. There is also a large lake situated just outside of the castle grounds (not managed by English Heritage).
Trip Hazard
There are many trip hazards across the site. Visitors are advised to stay alert whilst walking as there is no signage in place to indicate areas of risk.
Sheer Drop
There are sheer drops of approximately 4 meters on the castle's curtain walls.
Slip Hazard
There are some slip hazards to be aware of across the site (signage is in place to warn of these).
Steep Slope
There are some slopes to be aware of across the site.
Steep Stairs
There are spiral staircases throughout the castle, many with narrow access.
Beware of Traffic
No Information Available
Uneven Ground
There are some areas of uneven ground to be aware of across the site (signage is in place to warn of these).

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