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Oystermouth Castle

Newton Road, The Mumbles, Swansea, SA3 4BE

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About this venue

Oystermouth Castle sits majestically on the hill in Mumbles with stunning views overlooking Swansea Bay. Come and explore parts of the castle that have been hidden away for centuries, and learn about the castle's exciting history. Features include ancient graffiti art from the 14th century, private staircases leading from vaults to previous banqueting halls and a 30 foot high glass bridge.

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Introduction

  • Oystermouth Castle sits majestically on the hill in Mumbles with stunning views overlooking Swansea Bay.
  • Opening hours are: .
  • 1st April - 30th September, 11.00am - 5.00pm.
  • The castle is closed during winter months.
  • Admission is:.
  • Standard - £2.50.
  • Concession - £1.50.
  • PTL - £1.00.
  • Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) - £6.00.
  • Children under 5 go free.
  • A season pass is available - please enquire at the castle.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Grounds Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Grounds 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 15+ 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 shallow.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Grounds

  • The grounds are mostly grass with concrete paths 250cm wide throughout. There are mostly steep slopes in some places.

Outside Access (Castle Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 216cm (7ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Castle Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the grounds entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 116cm x 168cm (3ft 10in x 5ft 6in).
    • 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 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is 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 not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot 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 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 bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.