Access at Stokesay 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
No
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Handrails
Yes
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Wheelchair Access
Limited access for wheelchair users, due to many staircases. No ramps or lifts. Not accessible for motorised scooters. Manual wheelchair users are advised to bring an assistant, and you may need to be able to leave the wheelchair briefly.
Entrance/Set Down
Disabled visitors may be set down close to entrance. Please telephone the site in advance.
Disabled Parking
No separate, allocated disabled parking spaces.
Onsite Transport
No.
Stairs
Many, small and uneven stairs throughout castle. Access to courtyard is up two steps via narrow historic gate. Wooden staircase from the Great Hall to top of the North Tower. Exterior staircase up to the Solar. Large step into refreshment area.
Lift Access
No.
Seating and Rest Points
Benches are provided. Picnic benches are located both inside and outside of the Castle courtyard.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
Grass, stone slabs, hardcore and gravel surfaces.
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
No.
Audio Tours
Yes
Site Tours
No.
Handling Objects
No.
Tactile Models
No.
Areas of Low Lighting
No artificial lighting inside, except for one light in the cellar.
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
Located in the visitor reception.
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
No.
Handling Objects
No.
Culinary/Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Bottle/Food Warming
No
Child Size Portions
Yes
Highchairs
No
Special Diets
Vegetarian options, gluten free cakes and biscuits are available.
Health and Safety
Deep Water
Care must be taken around the large pond. Dry moat only. Well is covered.
Trip Hazard
Due to the historic nature of the site, some steps and slopes are present. Be aware that there are small shallow steps at the entrance to many of the rooms inside the castle.
Sheer Drop
No.
Slip Hazard
Stone and grass areas may be slippery when wet.
Steep Slope
The grounds have some slopes. There is a gentle slope between the churchyard and visitor centre.
Steep Stairs
Steep spiral staircase in South Tower. Steep stairs down into the cellar and one steep exterior step on top of the turret of the South Tower.
Beware of Traffic
No Information Available
Uneven Ground
Uneven grass and stone-slab paving throughout the Castle and grounds.

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Stokesay Castle

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Stokesay, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9AH
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