Awards for Appleby Castle

Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-assessed Accessibility Information provides a list of available facilities and services, highlighted as being of key importance by disabled people.  Along with Access Statements, which provide a fuller written description of accessibility, it can help people with access needs make an informed choice as to whether accommodation, attractions, food & drink or shopping establishments meet their needs.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 10
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair

Notes

  • Unfortunately Appleby Castle is a Grade I listed building and the keep is an ancient monument. For this reason we are unable to erect wheel chair access ramps, although we are looking into a removable ramp. We are unable to offer disabled access throughout the castle.