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Hever Castle - Hever 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 steep ramp/slope and manual doors.
  • There is step free access once inside.

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 ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • A width of at least 150cm and There is a slope with a steep gradient .
  • The slope does not have handrails.
  • There are double manual doors which open towards you.
  • The width of the opening is 140cm.
  • There is not a second set of doors.

Shop

  • The majority of aisle widths are 150cm+.
  • Flooring in the shop is not smooth and even.
  • The flooring surface is not smooth and even due to carpet.
  • There is step-free access to the till(s).
  • There is not a low level till at the recommended height for wheelchair users.
  • The checkout area has windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
  • Services/facilities available in the shop include: a portable card machine for payment, a member of staff to provide assistance and a standard wheelchair to borrow.
  • There may be background noise here.

Attraction / Exhibit (Miniature Model Houses)

  • 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.
  • The following may be experienced here: strobe or flashing lights.
  • Exhibit information includes the following formats: information board and pictorial.
  • Lighting levels are low here.

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