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Beningbrough Hall Gardens at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens

Beningbrough, York, YO30 1DD

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About this venue

Inspired by his Grand Tour, John Bourchier created Beningbrough; an Italian Palace nestled between York, Harrogate and Leeds. A working walled garden, grand herbaceous borders, sweeping lawns and a play area for children to let off steam, creates a year round garden. Picture postcard views can be seen from the garden and the parkland offers opportunities to explore riverside walks, ancient trees and hidden wildlife.

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • There are over 8 acres of formal gardens to explore.
    • A working walled kitchen garden, herbaceous borders and less formal areas created to suit wildlife are cared for by the team of garden staff and volunteers.
    • There are free guided walks in the garden on Tuesdays and Wednesday.

Opening Times

  • The venue has seasonal opening times.
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    • Summer opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10:30am - 5pm
    • Winter opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 11am - 3:30pm
    • from 1st November - 28th February - Weekends only:- 11am - 3:30pm.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 12 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 470cm (11ft 6in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 32m (34yd 2ft) from the ticket office entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 64m (69yd 2ft) from the ticket office 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Ticket Office Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is 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 85cm (2ft 9in).

Outside Access (Rear Ticket Office Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the ticket office.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance leads out to the gardens, restaurant hall and accessible and standard toilets.

Reception (Ticket Office)

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the ticket office entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.

Outside Access (Restaurant Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • Restaurant Main Entrance
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in).

Level Change (Restaurant Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Outside Access (Restaurant Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

Inside Access (Restaurant)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • 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 medium.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • The restaurant is located in the restaurant building, to the right as you enter the venue, opposite the gardens.
  • 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.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the restaurant main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 66cm (2ft 2in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The standard height for tables is 66cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • There are also tables and chairs on the patio area in front of the side entrance.
    • The height of the tables is 66cm.
    • The tables and chairs are not fixed.
    • The chairs have armrests.

Outside Access (Garden Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the gardens.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 250cm (8ft 2in).

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 slopes on the paths.
  • There are not any bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the rear ticket office entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the courtyard.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 195cm x 159cm (6ft 5in x 5ft 3in).
    • There is 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 65cm (2ft 2in).
    • 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 a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

Parent and Baby Room

  • The Parent and Baby room is located to the rear left of the courtyard.
  • The Parent and Baby room is 13m from the rear ticket office entrance.
  • There are chairs in the Parent and Baby room.
  • Some of the chairs have armrests.
  • The height of the baby change is 82cm.
  • There is a sink.
  • The height of the sink is 84cm.
  • The taps are lever.
  • There is not a mixer tap.
  • Disposal facilities are available.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are available in Braille.
  • Documents are 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 throughout the grounds.
  • Comments View
    • There are motorised scooters and wheelchairs available to borrow.
    • The venue is dementia aware.