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Coat of Arms Shop

Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 6AH

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • For additional information on accessibility at Warwick Castle please click here (new tab).
  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There is a designated place of safety which can be used by people who may feel scared or at risk.
  • The designated place of safety is located at the rear of the Castle Courtyard, beneath the Time Tower.
  • There are a limited number of wheelchairs and mobility scooters available.
    These are free to hire.
    Scooters should be booked in advance of your visit.
    Wheelchairs are offered on a first come first served basis.
    Warwick Castle is part of the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme. The free lanyards can be collected from the Castle Entrance.
  • Disabled guests are welcomed to visit with a free carer ticket. Please select the carer ticket from the options and bring valid documentation with you (as a condition of entry).
  • During busier periods Fast Tract Queuing is available for an individual and their carer, please speak to a member of staff for more information.
  • Quiet Times and Spaces - January to March (excluding half term) are generally quieter months, as is November.
    Mid-week also tends to be quieter than weekends throughout the year.
    10.00 to 11.00 and 15.00 to 16.00 are generally quieter times.



  • There is a/are step(s) located in front of the shop.
  • There is/are 3 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
  • The depth of the steps are 28cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
  • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.


  • The majority of aisle widths are 150cm+.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • There are hand sanitisers.
  • The till(s) is/are located to the right of the shop.
  • There is step-free access to the till(s).
  • There is not a clear unobstructed route to the till(s).
  • The till(s) is/are not clearly signed.
  • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the till(s).
  • The till(s) is/are placed in front of a plain background.
  • The lighting levels at the till(s) are moderate to good.
  • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the till(s).
  • The height of the till(s) is/are 90cm.
  • There is not a lowered section at the till(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system at the till(s).
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 30/01/2023.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • There is a second counter to view and print items (photograph 5).
    The height of the counter is 90cm.
    The screen at the counter is between 100cm and 133cm high.