Access at Goodrich 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
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Handrails
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Wheelchair Loan
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Site Folders
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowl is available. Please ensure you clear up after your dog when visiting the site.
Wheelchair Access
Disabled access is limited (no ramps). Please call for details or ask at the visitor centre on arrival.
Entrance / Set Down
Disabled parking on same level as visitor centre and two disabled spaces nearer to castle itself. Request access in visitor centre.
Disabled Parking
Disabled visitors may take their cars along the driveway (marked no entry) to within 15 meters of the castle entrance (rough track). Here they will find two disabled spaces. Please notify the custodian in advance.
OnSite Transport
No
Stairs
Access to the top of the keep is via a steep, narrow and dark spiral staircase. Other stairs across the site may become slippery when wet.
Lift Access
No
Seating And Restpoints
There are three park benches located in the courtyard of the castle.
Pathways Surface And Gradients
Pathways are made of bonded gravel (on one level).
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible Toilets
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Handrails
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Braille Guides
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Braille Signage
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Torches
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowl is available. Please ensure you clear up after your dog when visiting the site.
Handling Objects
No
Audio Tours
Yes
Tactile Models
A Roaring Meg canon is located in the courtyard.
Areas Of Low Lighting
The guardroom is illuminated by two lights. The dungeon and keep have no lights.
Colour Contrasts
Steps in the courtyard on sunny days.
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Vibrating Fire Alarms
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Tour Transcripts
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Film Subtitles
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BSL Tours
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Audio Installation Transcripts
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowl is available. Please ensure you clear up after your dog when visiting the site.
Induction Loops
Induction loops can be found at the till point.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Handling Objects
No
Basic Language Audio Tours
No
Easy Read Material
Interactive visual display available to visitors.
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
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Bottle / Food Warming
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High Chairs
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Special Diets
Food is made from locally-sourced Herefordshire ingredients.
Health And Safety
Trip Hazard
Historic steps and low walls across the site.
Slip Hazard
Steps can become slippery when wet.
Steep Slope
Some small but steep slopes across the site.
Steep Stairs
Access to the top of the keep is via a steep, narrow and dark spiral staircase. There is a rope to assist visitors with the climb.
Uneven Ground
Uneven ground and steps across the site.
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