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Mount Stewart Gardens

Portaferry Road, Newtownards, Co. Down, BT22 2AD

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Introduction

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bangor.

Opening Times

  • The venue has seasonal opening times and please contact the venue for details of opening times.

Parking (Accessible)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the front of the venue, past car park 1.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 475cm (11ft 6in x 15ft 7in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 44m (48yd 4in) from the Visitors Reception.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 49m (53yd 1ft) from the Visitors Reception.
    • 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 loose chippings.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • The photographs show the parking bays and the route to the visitors reception. The pull gate is double with one leaf locked. The opening width measures 157cm.

Parking (Car Park 1)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in 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 is/are 8 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 475cm (11ft 6in x 15ft 7in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 103m (112yd 1ft) from the Visitors Reception.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 114m (124yd 2ft) from the Visitors Reception.
    • 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.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • The route to the visitors reception from the carpark has an easy slope, as shown in photograph 3. There is a strip of tactile pavement at the bottom of the sloped area. The pathway is 102cm in width and has a gravel surface which is uneven in places.

Outside Access (Accessible Garden Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the visitors reception entrance.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 127cm (4ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • The gate is signed 'no entry', however this is the accessible entrance to the garden area.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the house.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in).

Parks and Gardens (Accessible)

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, concrete and gravel surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy slopes on the paths.
  • There are not any bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Parks and Gardens (Lakeside Walk)

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, loose wood chippings and gravel surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Parks and Gardens (Formal House Gardens)

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have concrete surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • The path along the top of the garden here is accessible, it is uneven in places due the slabbed flooring. There are steps leading down to the grassed area, the two sets of steps here consist of six and then three steps. The steps are all medium in height and are of identical layout on the opposite side of the grass leading up to the top path.

Parks and Gardens (Sunken Garden)

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have gravel surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Level Change (Sunken Gardens)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the rear of the formal gardens.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Level Change (Route from Sunken Gardens to Italian Gardens)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the sloped pathway.
  • There is/are 7 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

Outside Access (Italian Gardens Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located past the sunken gardens.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 116cm (3ft 10in).

Level Change (Italian Gardens Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Parks and Gardens (Italian Garden)

  • The park or garden does not have footpaths.
  • There are not any bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Level Change (Rear of Italian Gardens)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the rear of the Italian Gardens leading up to the accessible route.
  • There is/are 8 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located around the parks and gardens.
  • Home visits / services are not available.