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Tattershall Castle - Parking and Arrival

Sleaford Road, Tattershall, Lincolnshire, LN4 4LR

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Summary

Admissions

  • At this location the following are free to access for all visitors: the Car Park, Guardhouse and Toilets.
  • At this location the following areas are free to access for National Trust members but payable for everyone else: the Castle and Grounds.
  • This site offers companion or carer discounts.
  • Booking in advance is required for groups of 15+.

Parking

  • This site has a car park.
  • The vehicle route from the main road to the car park includes: uneven surfaces.
  • This is an open air car park with a gravel surface.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Maps and information boards are available.
  • There are 6 Blue Badge parking bays.
  • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 592cm x 458cm.
  • There is no hatched zone.
  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 117m from the Visitor Reception entrance.
  • Obstacles from the car park include: uneven surfaces, loose chippings and slopes/ramps.
  • There are not parent and child parking bays available.
  • There is a designated drop-off point which is flush to the footpath.

Public Transport

Route to (Visitor Reception)

  • Walk along the pathway next to the car park entrance.
    Continue along side the church and across the bridge.
    Once across the bridge follow the path to the left and the Visitor Reception will be ahead.
  • The route to the area is step-free via a very steep ramp/slope.
  • Path surfaces along the route are gravel and bonded gravel.
  • The majority of the paths are not wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There is no accessible shuttle to this area.
  • There is a staff operated gate en route from the car park. The width of the gate is 150cm+.

Equipment and Resources to Borrow

  • Equipment cannot be borrowed or hired.
  • Sensory packs can be borrowed which include: ear defenders, fidget toys, binoculars, magnifying glass, activity sheets and soft toy.
  • You can borrow these from the Visitor Reception building. View more information about booking and collection of equipment.
  • Powered mobility vehicles cannot be borrowed or hired.

Visitor Reception

  • Access into the area is via a steep ramp/slope.
  • The ramp is between 75cm and 150cm wide, with no handrails.
  • The door is manual, opens inwards and has a high colour contrast with the surrounding walls.
  • The width of the door opening is 98cm.
  • There is step-free level access around the area.
  • The majority of aisle widths are under 150cm.
  • There is no room for wheelchair users to manoeuvre (150cm x 150cm) within the majority of the area.
  • All flooring is smooth and even.
  • There is step-free level access to the counter.
  • The height of the counter is 93cm.
  • There is not a low level section at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • The counter has a clearly signed hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested and working at the time of the survey.
  • Services/facilities available include: a member of staff to provide assistance.
  • There may be background noise here.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Shop

  • All flooring in the shop is smooth and even.
  • There is step-free level access around the shop.
  • There may be background noise here.
  • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Services/facilities available in the shop include: a member of staff to provide assistance.
  • The shop is in the Visitor Reception area. All items are paid for at the Visitor Reception counter.