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Grey Point Fort

Fort Road, Helens Bay, Bangor, Co. Down, BT19 1PU

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Bangor.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Helens Bay.

Opening Times (Summer)

  • Monday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday Closed.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Thursday Closed.
  • Friday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00.

Opening Times (Winter)

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday Closed.
  • Wednesday Closed.
  • Thursday Closed.
  • Friday Closed.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park is at the front of the venue.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 335cm x 620cm (10ft 12in x 20ft 4in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 12m (13yd) from the main entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 17m (19yd) from the main entrance.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
  • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 358cm (11ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the car park to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • Comments View
    • The paths and the access to the battlements consist of steep slopes and/or deep steps.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 120m (131yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the right as you face the toilet block.
    • There is not level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 148cm (5ft 5in x 4ft 10in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

Level Change (Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located directly in front of the toilet.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the left of the slope.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
  • Comments View
    • The tarmac at the top of the slope has overgrown with grass.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Standard Female Toilets)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located directly in front of the toilets.
  • There is / are 12 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.