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Hamilton Park Racecourse

Bothwell Road, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 0DW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include hospitality suites, bars and restaurants.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include marquees and bars.
  • If you would like more information about this venue or what to do in Lanarkshire, go to www.visitlanarkshire.com.

Location

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

Opening Times

  • Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Parking (Public)

  • 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 side 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 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 400cm x 600cm (13ft 1in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main public entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main public 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • 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 a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located outside the Duke's entrance.

Parking (Owners and Trainer's)

  • 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 side 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 6 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 400cm x 500cm (13ft 1in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Duke's entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 22m (24yd 2in) from the Duke's 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is grass.
    • 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 a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located to the left of the Duke's entrance.

Outside Access (Main Public Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • This is the main public turnstile entrance. There is an alternative side gate for pre-paid ticket holders to the right of the turnstiles. The gate clear width is 114cm (3ft 9in) and the gate is manned and held permanently open during race days.

Level Change (Main Public Entrance)

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

Level Change (Main Public Entrance Side Gate)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Outside Access (Duke's Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located near the owners and trainer's car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).

Level Change (Duke's 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.

Outside Access (Grandstand Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in front of the Grandstand building.
  • There is not 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 240cm (7ft 10in).

Level Change (Grandstand Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located at both ends of the grandstand.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the centre Grandstand entrance.
  • There is/are 7 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).

Outside Access (Panorama Bar and The Duke's Rooms Bar and Restaurant Access)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the Grandstand.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).

Level Change (Panorama Bar and The Duke's Rooms Bar and Restaurant Access)

  • 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 14 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are 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 the left going up.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Outside Access (The Dukes Rooms Bar and Restaurant 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) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 102cm (3ft 4in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 132cm (4ft 4in).

Level Change (The Dukes Rooms Bar and Restaurant Entrance)

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

Inside Access (Grandstand Building)

  • 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 varied.

Other Floors (Grandstand Building)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, M, 1 and 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar staircases at each end of the building.

Lift (Grandstand Building)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, M, 1 and 2.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the The Dukes Rooms bar and restaurant entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Grandstand Building

  • The main building at Hamilton Park is the Grandstand building. To the front of the building at ground level is a café / bar, the Braveheart bar and to the side of the building is the Racing UK bar. There are two staircases and a lift at the front of the building giving access to the first and second floors.
  • To the rear of the building is a viewing area overlooking the race track. There is ramped and tiered viewing areas, with 2 designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • The viewing area on the first floor has an easy to moderate slope or 4 medium height steps to access the Panorama Bar and Duke’s Bar and Restaurant.
  • There are hospitality suites located on the second floor with level access via lift. Each suite has level access to a balcony area overlooking the race track.

Eating and Drinking (Panorama Bar and The Duke's Rooms Bar and Restaurant)

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • The bar is located on the first floor.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • Full table service is available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • 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 not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • 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.

Sports Ground

  • Non-Segregated Seating View
    • Wheelchair users have a designated accessible seating area.
    • There is not level access to the designated seating area.
    • Wheelchair seating is located in front of the Grandstand.
    • The view from this area is good.
    • A companion can sit beside / near you.
    • Accessible toilets are available.
    • The closest accessible toilet to the seating area is 60m (65yd 1ft).
    • The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, at the front of the grandstand building.
    • There is an audio description service.
  • Comments View
    • There are two designated seating areas for wheelchair users in front of the grandstand next to the track.

Level Change (Designated Seating Area)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 118cm (3ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • There are two designated seating areas for wheelchair users in front of the grandstand next to the track.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac and muddy 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 some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Other Buildings

  • Within the grounds there are other smaller buildings and huts, including public bars, betting booths, food bars and and ice cream huts.
  • There is the Sprinters bar and lounge for owners and trainers adjacent to the parade ring. Both the bar and lounge are accessed via a moderate ramp with handrails on both sides or 4 medium height steps with handrails on both sides.

Marquees

  • There are two permanent marquees that may be hired out for functions. Both are similar and have steps to access. The steps do not have handrails. The doors to access the marquees open towards you (pull) and are heavy. The marquees both have bars but functions are usually fully catered.

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 and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Dukes Rooms bar and restaurant entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor to the left as you enter past the lift.
    • There is not 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 218cm x 198cm (7ft 2in x 6ft 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is no dropdown rail.
    • 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 female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 52cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • An additional accessible toilet is located by the parade ring which can be accessed via a portable ramp. Please ask a steward when access is required.

Level Change (Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the doorway.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the ground floor, to the left as you enter the The Dukes Rooms bar and restaurant entrance.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Dukes Rooms bar and restaurant.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Additional standard toilets are located throughout the building and in portacabins around the grounds.

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.