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York City Walls

St Leonard's Place, (Bootham Bar location - there is no specific address), York

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Introduction

  • This guide gives access information on York City Walls both from the ground where they can be viewed and along the walls themselves.
  • At 3.4 kilometres, the walls are the most complete medieval town walls in England.
  • There are five main bars or gateways, one Victorian gateway, one postern (a small gateway) and 45 towers.
  • Access onto the walls is predominantly stepped and signs do advise that they are not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • This is due to steps along the walls and unguarded sections, occasionally with cross slopes.
  • There is a very detailed "York City Walls Trail" map (shown opposite) on the Friends of York Walls website which was used to help produce this access guide.
  • The map primarily illustrates step free viewing routes around the walls for people who may find accessing the walls difficult.
  • It marks a lot of the main access points and car parks that are referenced in this guide.
  • To view a larger copy of the guide please click here (opens in new tab)
  • Information boards are also positioned at most of the access point stairs.

Getting Here By Public Transport

Getting Here By Car

Parking

Nunnery Lane Car Park

  • This car park is located in Nunnery Lane, close to Mickelgate Bar.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • 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 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 230cm x 500cm (7ft 7in x 16ft 5in).
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is a toilet block within the car park which has accessible and standard toilet facilities.
  • There is level access to the Nunnery Lane pavement from this car park.

St George's Field Car Park

  • This car park is located off Tower Street, between the River Ouse and River Foss.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • This car park is between Baile Hill and Fishergate Postern Tower and close to the York Castle Museum and Clifford's Tower.
  • 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 6 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 500cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is a toilet block within the car park which has accessible and standard toilet facilities.
  • There is sloped access to the pavement in Tower Street from this car park.
  • The slope is fairly steep and the pavement is on the opposite side of the road to the Castle and the City Walls.

Foss Bank Car Park

  • This car park is located off Jewbury, close to the Layerthorpe access steps.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park type is multi-storey.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 220cm x 480cm (7ft 3in x 16ft 5in).
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is a 200cm (6ft 7in) height restriction for access to this car park.
  • There is sloped access to the pavement in Jewbury from this car park.
  • The pavement is on the opposite side of the road to the City Walls.

Viewing the City Walls (City Walls Trail) - Museum Gardens

Viewing the City Walls (Ground Level Route) - Jewbury to Gillygate

  • The walls can be viewed along Jewbury close to the Foss Bank Car Park.
  • The pavement which runs parallel to the walls along Jewbury is level and there are no roads to cross until you reach the junction with Lord Major's Walk and Monkgate.
  • The view of the walls then becomes obscured by buildings until you reach Monk Bar.
  • Care should be taken when crossing Monk Bar as there is no pedestrian crossing and at the time of the survey there was scaffolding and street signs which obstructed the pavement on the far side.
  • The safer way is to follow the trail on the map under Monk Bar and cross the road where there is a raised section approximately 15 metres inside the walls.
  • The walls can be viewed again along a section of Lord Major's Walk up to the Corner Tower.
  • Just past the Corner Tower you have to cross Moatside Court which is a quiet road.
  • There are dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides of the road.
  • From Moatside Court you can follow the Lord Major's Walk pavement until you reach Gillygate.
  • If you turn left into Gillygate and follow the pavement you will eventually be able to see the wall again at Bootham Bar.

Viewing the City Walls (Ground Level Route) - Fishergate Postern to Red Tower

  • From Fishergate Postern up to Red Tower there are very good views of the City Walls as the Inner City Ring Road (A1036) runs parallel along Fishergate, Paragon Street, Barbican Road and Foss Islands Road.
  • The pavement which runs along Fishergate and then bends around to the left along Paragon Street and then Barbican Road is wide and mostly smooth and there are no kerbs.
  • The path does have a gradual upward slope.
  • There are some bench seats along the route.
  • At Walmgate you have to bear left under the wall and cross the road before turning right under the wall again and resuming along Foss Islands Road.
  • The road crossing point has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.

Viewing the City Walls (Ground Level Route) - Victoria Bar to Baile Hill

  • Between Victoria Bar and Baile Hill it is possible to view the City Walls from internal streets, avoiding kerbs.
  • This is via the pavements along Newton Terrace, Baile Terrace and Cromwell Road.
  • These streets offer a quieter alternative for viewing compared to the Inner City Ring Road on the opposite side.
  • The pavements are mostly flat but the paving can be slightly uneven in places.
  • There are no road crossings required along this route.

Accessing the City Walls - Bootham Bar

  • There is stepped access to the City Walls at the Bootham Bar access point.
  • This access point is located in St Leonard's Place.
  • There are 29 steps.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The height of the steps is approximately 15cm.
  • The depth of the steps is approximately 28cm.
  • There is a handrail on the right going up which is easy to grip but does not cover the first 2 steps.
  • There is a landing.
  • At the top of the steps there is a gate which has to be opened to enter the structure.
  • The gate is heavy and opens away from you (push).
  • The width of the gate opening is 94cm.
  • Lighting levels within the structure are low.
  • There is also a gate to exit the structure on the opposite side towards the City Wall.
  • The gate is heavy opens towards you (pull) when exiting.
  • The width of the gate opening is 104cm.
  • There is a single, clearly marked step as you go through the second gateway.
  • To view the History of York webpage for Bootham Bar please click here (opens in new tab)>.

Accessing the City Walls - Monk Bar

  • There is stepped access to the City Walls at the Monk Bar either via the structure itself (gives access towards Bootham Bar or into the Richard III Experience) or an alternative access point on the opposite side of Goodramgate (gives access towards Layerthorpe).
  • Access into the structure is via a single door which is permanently held open.
  • There is a step in the doorway and then 22 steps leading up.
  • The height of the steps is approximately 19cm.
  • The depth of the steps is approximately 23cm.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
  • This stair has a low ceiling and also low lighting levels.
  • Turn left at the top of the stair for access onto the City Wall toward Bootham Bar.
  • Turn right at the top of the stair for access into the Richard III Experience.
  • There are double doors leading into the Richard III Experience but one door was locked at the time of the survey leaving an opening width of 50cm.
  • There is one 18cm step in front of this doorway.
  • To view the Richard III Experience website please click here (opens in new tab)>
  • The stair leading up to the City Walls (towards Layerthorpe) from the other side of Goodramgate has 32 steps.
  • The height of the steps is approximately 16cm.
  • The depth of the steps is approximately 27cm.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • There is a handrail on the right hand side going up.
  • The handrail is easy to grip.
  • There are landings.
  • To view the History of York webpage for Monk Bar please click here (opens in new tab)>.

Accessing the City Walls - Layerthorpe Access Steps

  • There is stepped access to the City Walls at Layerthorpe.
  • The Layerthorpe access point is located at the junction of Layerthorpe and Jewbury.
  • There are 22 steps leading up onto the City Walls towards Monk Bar.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The height of the steps is approximately 19cm.
  • The depth of the steps is approximately 30cm.
  • There is a handrail of the left going up which is easy to grip but does not cover the first 2 or last 2 steps.
  • The stair has 2 landings.
  • It is only possible to head towards Monk Bar along the walls from the Layerthorpe access point as there is a gap in the opposite direction up to Red Tower.

Accessing the City Walls - Red Tower

Accessing the City Walls - Walmgate Bar and Gatehouse Coffee Shop

  • There is stepped access onto the City Walls at Walmgate Bar.
  • There are 2 access points on either side of the structure; one stair leads onto the walls in a south westerly direction towards Fishergate Bar and one in a northerly direction towards Red Tower.
  • The stair which leads towards Fishergate Bar also gives access to the steps leading up to the Gatehouse Coffee Shop.
  • Towards Fishergate Bar the stair has 26 steps.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The height of the steps is approximately 16cm.
  • The depth of the steps is approximately 30cm.
  • There is a handrail but on the right going up which is easy to grip but it does not cover all the steps.
  • After the first 13 steps there is a landing where you turn right to get onto the walls via the remaining 13 steps.
  • If you continue straight ahead from the landing up 7 more steps you will reach the Gatehouse Coffee Shop which is located within the structure.
  • There are no handrails for those steps and they are not clearly marked.
  • There is a also a step in the Gatehouse Coffee Shop entrance doorway.
  • Towards Red Tower the stair has 26 steps.
  • The height of the steps is approximately 17cm.
  • The depth of the steps is approximately 30cm.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • There is an easy grip handrail on the left going up but it does not cover the first 4 steps.
  • To view the History of York webpage for Fishergate Bar please click here (opens in new tab)>.

Accessing the City Walls - Fishergate Bar

  • There is stepped access onto the City Walls at Fishergate Bar.
  • There are 2 access points on either side of the structure; one leads onto the walls in a westerly direction towards Fishergate Postern and one in an easterly direction towards Walmgate Bar.
  • Towards Fishergate Postern the stair has 16 steps.
  • The height of the steps is approximately 19cm.
  • The depth of the steps is approximately 28cm.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • There is a handrail on the right going up which is easy to grip but does not cover the first 7 steps.
  • Towards Walmgate Bar the stair has 21 steps.
  • The height of the steps is approximately 18cm.
  • The depth of the steps is approximately 30cm.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • There is a handrail on the left going up but it does not cover the first 7 steps.
  • To view the History of York webpage for Fishergate Bar please click here (opens in new tab)>.

Accessing the City Walls - Fishergate Postern

  • There is stepped access to the City Walls at the Fishergate Postern access point.
  • This access point is located in Piccadilly.
  • The height of the steps is approximately 18cm.
  • The depth of the steps is approximately 30cm.
  • There is a handrail on the right going up which is easy to grip but does not cover the first 7 steps.
  • There is a landing.
  • This access point onto the walls gives access towards Walmgate Bar only.
  • There is a gap in the walls in the opposite direction until Baile Hill.

Accessing the City Walls - Baile Hill

  • There is stepped access onto the City Walls at Baile Hill.
  • Baile Hill is located at the junction of Cromwell Road and Skeldergate.
  • This access point was closed at the time of the survey.
  • The stair has 15+ steps.
  • The height of the steps is approximately 17cm.
  • The depth of the steps is approximately 30cm.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • To view the History of York webpage for Baile Hill please click here (opens in new tab)>.

Accessing the City Walls - Victoria Bar

  • There is stepped access onto the City Walls at Victoria Bar.
  • Victoria Bar is located in Victor Street.
  • This access point was closed at the time of the survey.
  • The stair has 35 steps.
  • The height of the steps is approximately 17cm.
  • The depth of the steps is approximately 29cm.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • There is a handrail on the left leading up to the gate which covers steps 2 to 10.
  • After the gate there is a handrail on the right going up.
  • The handrails are easy to grip.
  • To view the History of York webpage for Victoria Bar please click here (opens in new tab)>.

Accessing the City Walls - Micklegate Bar

  • There is stepped access onto the City Walls at Micklegate Bar.
  • There are 2 access points on either side of the structure; one leads onto the walls in a north westerly direction towards Barker Tower and one in a south easterly direction towards Victoria Bar.
  • Towards Barker Tower the stair has 46 steps (24 up to the structure).
  • The height of the steps is approximately 16cm.
  • The depth of the steps is approximately 28cm.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • There is a handrail on the right going up which is easy to grip but does not cover the first 2 steps.
  • The access point stair towards Victoria Bar was closed at the time survey due to building works but has similar access.
  • To view the History of York webpage for Micklegate Bar please click here (opens in new tab)>.

Accessing the City Walls - Station Road

  • There is a stepped access point onto the City Wall where it crosses over Station Road near the war memorial.
  • This gives access to the section between Barker Tower and Mickelgate Bar.
  • The stair up from Station Road has 30 steps.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The height of the steps is approximately 16cm.
  • The depth of the steps is approximately 27cm.
  • There is a handrail on the right going up which is easy to grip but does not cover the first step.
  • There is a landing.
  • To view History of York webpage on the First World War Memorial please click here (opens in new tab)>.

Accessing the City Walls - Barker Tower and Information on Lendal Tower

Walking on the City Walls - Bootham Bar to Monk Bar

  • There are approximately 10 level changes between Bootham Bar and the Corner Tower along the City Wall.
  • These level changes range between 1 and 13 steps going up and down.
  • Only single steps are marked and on some the markings have faded.
  • The height of the steps is generally 16cm-18cm.
  • The depth of the steps is generally 24cm-30cm.
  • Some sets of steps have a single handrail.
  • There are narrow sections along this part of the route which can make passing difficult.
  • There are bench seats along this route.
  • Between the Corner Tower and Monk Bar there are approximately 6 more level changes along the City Wall.
  • These level changes range between 3 and 6 steps and mostly have a single handrail on the right hand side.
  • Some people may find the handrail difficult to grip.
  • This section of the walls offers excellent views of York Minster.
  • When you arrive at Monk Bar there is a single step, clearly marked to access the structure.
  • The Richard III Experience is located within the structure.

Walking on the City Walls - Monk Bar to Layerthorpe

  • There are approximately 7 level changes between Monk Bar and the Corner Tower along the City Wall.
  • These level changes range between 1 to 9 steps going up and down.
  • Only single steps are clearly marked.
  • The height of the steps is generally 16cm-19cm.
  • The depth of the steps is generally 29cm-32cm.
  • The internal guard fence can be used as a handrail for some steps but may not be easy to grip for all.
  • There are narrow sections along this part of the route which can make passing more difficult.

Walking on the City Walls - Fishergate Postern to Walmgate

  • The wall between Fishergate Postern and Fishergate Bar is unguarded on the left hand side.
  • There is an upward slope along the wall towards the minor corner tower.
  • There are 3 unmarked steps leading up to the corner tower followed by 1 clearly marked step leading back down the other side.
  • These steps do not have handrails.
  • At Fishergate Bar you have to leave the wall via the stair and rejoin via the other stair on the opposite side.
  • The section of the wall between Fishergate Bar and Walmgate is mostly level except for a small raised section where a bench seat is located.
  • This section has 1 clearly marked step up, followed by 2 unmarked steps leading down.
  • The steps do not have a handrail.
  • This section of the walls is also unguarded on the left hand side.
  • At Walmgate you have to leave the wall via the stair and rejoin via the one on the opposite side.
  • The wall then runs up to Red Tower.

Eating and Drinking (Gatehouse Coffee Shop)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The cafe is located in the Walmgate Bar structure along the City Walls.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the entrance into the cafe.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).

Walking on the City Walls - Walmgate to Red Tower

  • The section of the City Walls between Walmgate and Red Tower has approximately 14 level changes.
  • There are approximately 7 level changes between Bootham Bar and the Corner Tower along the City Wall.
  • These level changes range between 1 to 6 steps going up and down.
  • Only single steps are clearly marked.
  • The height of the steps is generally 14cm-18cm.
  • The depth of the steps is generally 26cm-30cm.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The left hand side is unguarded and the walkway quite narrow in places.

Walking on the City Walls - Barker Tower to Micklegate Bar

  • There are approximately 9 stepped level changes between Barker Tower and Micklegate Bar.
  • These level changes typically range between 1 and 3 steps going up and down.
  • The height of the steps is generally 15cm-18cm.
  • The depth of the steps is generally 25cm-30cm.
  • Only single steps are clearly marked.
  • There are some sections which are unguarded on the left hand side.
  • Along some sections a fence guard can be used as a handrail for some of the steps but may not be easy to grip for some people.
  • The walkway along the first section is undulating and there are some narrow sections.

Walking on the City Walls - Micklegate Bar to Baile Hill

  • This section of the wall was closed at the time of the survey.

Accessible Toilet (Bootham Bar)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is written text and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Bootham Bar access point.
    • This accessible toilet is located in St Leonard's Place next to Bootham Bar.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 144cm x 220cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are non-infectious waste and sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • Access to these toilet facilities is via a 100cm width doorway followed by security barriers.
    • There is a 40 pence charge to pass through the barriers, alternatively a RADAR key can be used.
    • The gap between the barriers is 80cm.

Accessible Toilet (Nunnery Lane Car Park)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is written text, pictorial and tactile signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located in a WC block within the car park.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a push button or pad.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 172cm x 190cm (5ft 8in x 6ft 3in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are poor.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the cubicle.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a 40 pence charge for access to the toilets.
    • Alternatively a RADAR key can be used.
    • There is a dropped kerb leading up to the toilet block.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is an identical toilet next to the one surveyed with a transfer space on the opposite side (as shown in Photograph 4).

Accessible Toilet (St George's Field Car Park)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located in a WC block in the St George's Field Car Park.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a push button or pad.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 230cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 7in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • 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 a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the cubicle.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 40cm (1ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy ramp leading up to the toilet block from the car on either side.
    • The width of the ramp is 144cm and there is a handrail on one side.

Standard Toilet(s) (Bootham Bar)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located in St Leonard's Place next to Bootham Bar.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Bootham Bar access point.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within one of the cubicles.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • Access to these toilet facilities is via a 100cm width doorway followed by security barriers.
    • There is a 40 pence charge to pass through the barriers, alternatively a RADAR key can be used.
    • The gap between the barriers is 80cm.

Standard Toilet(s) (Nunnery Lane Car Park)

Standard Toilet(s) (St George's Field Car Park)

York City Centre Access Information