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St John's Tower

Bruce Cresent, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA7 1JH

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include historical Scottish parliament, the tower and the rooftop walkway.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include old church remains and an archaeological site.
  • Related link Video Tour of St John's Tower.
  • Https://vimeo.com/scoturbanpast/ayr
  • Related link Doors Open Days.
  • Http://www.doorsopendays.org.uk
  • Comments View
    • The tower is under management of local residents- The Friends of St John’s Tower. Peter McCall can be contacted on 01292 280 420 or by email on [email protected]
    • The venue is open on 'doors open days' and for occasional event spaces.

Opening Times

  • Access is by appointment only and opening times do vary depending on timetabling.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Charlotte Street Car Park.
    • The car park is located on Charlotte Street.
  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 230cm x 500cm (7ft 7in x 16ft 5in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Casillis Street.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Grounds Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Bruce Crescent, opposite Citadel Place.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • Grounds Entrance
  • 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 heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in).
  • Comments View
    • The gates are generally locked outside tower opening times.

Level Change (Grounds Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • 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 1 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 (2cm - 10cm).
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

Outside Access (Main 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(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading up to and down beyond the entrance.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • 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).

Outside Access (Rooftop Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the rooftop level.
  • There is not 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 heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 65cm (2ft 2in).

Level Change (Rooftop Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • 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).
  • Comments View
    • There are stairs immediately beyond the entrance down into the tower.

Parks and Gardens

  • 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 and moderate slopes on the paths.
  • There are not any bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There are some steep slopes to the grass surrounding the tower which then has easy slopes around the outside.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are low.

Level Change (Upper Floors)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located around the upper floors.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low.
  • 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).
  • Comments View
    • There are some steps down from the stairs onto the upper level floors and some varied depth steps to seating and different features.

Museum

  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Braille signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Touch tours are available.
  • The availability of touch tours depends on exhibition.
  • Video tours are available.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Concessions are not available.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Comments View
    • There is a video tour available online, check introduction link.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-R.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
    • There is not a landing.
    • The lighting levels are low.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are further floors and the rooftop walkway.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not 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 by asking a member of staff.