Berkeley Castle – Access Information

 

Parking

Free visitor car park with designated disabled car parking spaces near the main entrance. We also have a coach park situated just inside the roadside entrance; passengers can be dropped off by the main entrance gates.

 

WCs

Two toilet blocks, one in the Walled Garden and one near the Education Centre. A disabled toilet and baby changing facilities are available in both locations.

 

Yurt Tearoom

Situated in the Walled Garden area, this is suitable for wheelchair users.

 

Butterfly House – open from May until the end of September

Situated in the Walled Garden area with access from the Gift Shop & Ticket Office, this is wheelchair accessible.

 

Gift Shop & Ticket Office

Situated in the Walled Garden area, this is wheelchair accessible.

 

Gardens

Some areas are wheelchair friendly, although we do have terraces which are only accessible via a series of steps. There are several benches dotted around the grounds and gardens, which offer the opportunity to take a rest and enjoy the view.

 

Castle interior

Access to the Castle is via the Keep Steps which are uneven and were designed to trip up invaders! There is a handrail in this area, but we do advise that you take particular care as you ascend these steps.

Unfortunately the first floor rooms are inaccessible for wheelchair users, but we can offer a *ground level tour with ramps – please call the Castle office to discuss this prior to your visit.

*staffing levels permitting

 

Dogs

Regrettably no dogs are allowed other than service dogs. We also respectfully ask that you do not leave pets unattended in vehicles in the car park as there is limited shade in that area.

 

General Health & Safety Advice

Berkeley Castle is a Grade 1 listed building and unfortunately there are very few alterations that we are permitted to carry out within the building. Please be aware that we have steep stone steps, uneven and polished floors and various flights of stairs between the different public areas. We ensure that some seats are available within the Castle for those wishing to rest as they tour the rooms and view the exhibits.

In the gardens and grounds there are uneven surfaces, steep terraces, a lily pond, non-edible plants, low branches and slippery surfaces in wet weather – please take care.

 

We hope that you decide to come and see us. If there’s anything that we can help with ahead of your visit please don’t hesitate to email us or telephone: 01453 810303

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