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Royal William Yard

Royal William Yard, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3RP

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  • Royal William Yard is the largest collection of Grade 1 listed military buildings in Europe. Within The Yard area are businesses, retailers and residential accommodation.
  • Many of the roadways and footways connecting the buildings are cobbled. A parking fee is applicable as soon as you enter the site, even to drop off visitors, and parking must be paid for by all, including Blue Badge holders.
  • There are restaurants, shops, galleries and offices in The Yard and occasional events, such as open air theatre or films.
  • Throughout the site there are clear maps to direct around The Yard as shown in the photograph.


  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Plymouth.


  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • 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 cannot 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 250cm x 600cm (8ft 2in x 19ft 8in).
    • 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 cobbles.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is charged at £2 for up to 2 hours, £5 for up to 5 hours and £10 for up to 24 hours for non Blue Badge holders.
    • Payments can be made by card, phone or cash.

Outside Access (Yard Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 190cm (6ft 3in).

Level Change (Yard Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.

Getting Around

  • There are numerous benches and seats without armrests in various places around The Yard (photographs 1-3).
  • There are speed restriction humps on all the roadways and alongside the walkways are low-level stone warning signs. These signs are 40cm high and are placed near the roadway edge (photographs 4-6).
  • To the left as you enter the site is the access onto the South West Coast Path. Visitors can climb the steep path along the headland and at the point take the long staircase down to the Yard waterside (photographs 7 and 8).

Toilet with Adaptations

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)