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Hever Castle - Courtyard Shop

Hever Road, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG

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Summary

  • There is onsite parking available here with designated Blue Badge parking.
  • The most accessible entrance has: a step and a manual door.
  • There is step free access once inside.
  • Toilet and changing facilities available include: standard toilets.
  • The Courtyard Shop is in the grounds to the right of the Castle, by the Rose Garden.

Parking

  • This venue has a car park .
  • This is an open air car park with a loose chippings surface.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • There are 4 Blue Badge parking bays.
  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 250m from the entrance.
  • Potential obstacles between the Blue Badge parking and the entrance include uneven surfaces, loose chippings, slopes/ramps and a squeeze or offset gap.
  • There is not a designated drop-off point.

Public Transport

  • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the venue.
  • The nearest train station is Hever.
  • Hever Station is approximately 1.1 miles away.

Entrance

  • There is stepped access at this entrance.
  • There is one step.
  • The step is not clearly marked and there are no handrails.
  • There is a single manual door which opens away from you.
  • The width of the opening is 97cm.
  • There is not a second set of doors.

Shop

  • The majority of aisle widths are 150cm+.
  • There is ramped/sloped access to the till(s).
  • There is not a low level till at the recommended height for wheelchair users.
  • Services/facilities available in the shop include: a portable card machine for payment and a member of staff to provide assistance.
  • There may be background noise here.

Ramp or Slope (Access to Till)

  • There is a slope with a slight gradient and a width less than 75cm .
  • The slope does not have handrails.

Attraction / Exhibit (Garden Exhibition)

  • There is step-free access to and throughout this area.
  • The majority of walkways are 150cm+ wide.
  • There is no (or very little) background noise here.
  • Exhibit information includes the following formats: television/screen, information board and pictorial.
  • There are bench seats in this area.
  • Some of the seating is fixed.

Ramp or Slope (Access to Toilets)

  • There is a slope with a steep gradient .
  • The slope does not have handrails.
  • Lighting levels are low here.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There is ramped/sloped access into the toilet(s).
  • The male and female standard toilets were surveyed.
  • There is an ambulant cubicle available with a vertical grab rail on the right and horizontal grab rails on both sides.
  • The information above relates to the male toilet. There is a different configuration of rails in the female toilet.
  • The wash basin tap type is sensor.

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