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Beeston Castle & Woodlands

Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 9TX

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About this venue

Set 350 feet above the Cheshire Plain on the sheer rocky crags Beeston Castle is a magical site with something for everyone. With stunning views to take your breath away, long walks through rich woodland for nature lovers and nooks and crannies for kids to hide in you’re sure to have a magnificent day out Enjoy the fresh air as you wander along the winding woodland paths surrounding the castle. The beautiful habitat and surrounding Cheshire landscape is a paradise for walkers and nature lovers. Beeston is home to a wide variety of wildlife from foxes, rabbits and bats to buzzards and even peregrine falcons.

Access Guide

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the village.
  • This venue is situated in Tarporely.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • 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 is located in front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 32m (34yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • 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 loose chippings.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The spaces reserved for Blue Badge holders are unmarked.

Outside Access (Visitor Centre to Castle Grounds and Woodlands)

  • This information is for the entrance located leading out of the visitor centre.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Castle Paths, Outer Ward and Woodlands

  • There are two paths leading through the grounds up to the castle, both with easy, moderate and steep slopes along the route.
  • There are also medium steps located along the paths.

The Castle - Inner Ward

  • There is a steep ramp leading from the outer ward to the inner ward.
  • Inside the inner ward the surface is grass and uneven in places.
  • There are shallow, medium and deep steps to some areas.

Outside Access (Cafe)

  • 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) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Level Change (Cafe)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • 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 2 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located in the grounds to the left of the main castle entrance.
  • 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.
  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • The type of food served here is snacks and drinks.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Standard Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the toilets.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Comments View
    • There is free entry into the castle and grounds for carers.