Accessibility

Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we have a range of award-winning facilities for our disabled visitors.

Parking

There is dedicated parking for blue badge holders outside the entrances to the Gatehouse and the Farm Shop.

Entrance

The entrance to the Hall and Gardens is through our Gatehouse. We will happily open the gates for you if the doorway is too narrow. Double doors across the estate provide access to the Farm Shop, Café & Restaurant and our Coach House.

Admission

2 for 1 entry for carers. Carers of disabled visitors (who themselves are only able to visit the House &/or Gardens with the help of a carer) are admitted free of charge.

Lavatories

We have disabled facilities in the Hall, the Gardens, the Coach House and the Farm Shop.

Hall

To ensure all visitors experience the Hall we have a panoramic virtual tour of the upper-floors available on the ground floor. With both sound and text this provides a successful alternative view for those who cannot easily access the upper floors. Electric scooters/wheelchairs cannot be used in the Hall however we do provide ramps to enable manual wheelchair access.

Groups

If you are organising a group visit and there are members of your party for whom the stairs will be a problem, please inform us in advance and we will ensure we have extra guides to conduct our “virtual tour” of the upper floors of the Hall.

Gardens

Most of the 5 acre gardens can be explored by wheelchair along a mixture of grass and gravel paths. We provide a series of ramps and graded slopes to provide access to the various levels in the gardens.  It may be difficult on the gravel, grass and ramps for some users depending on the weather conditions. A free map indicating the routes that avoid steps and narrow bridges is available from the Gatehouse or available to download click here. Please be aware that the distances to get around the garden in a wheelchair are longer due to the location of the ramps.

Visually impaired visitors

We have created sensory tours of both the Hall and the Gardens with accompanying tactile drawings and plans. As our tours are designed to be experienced with a sighted companion we can provide a volunteer to accompany our visually impaired visitors, bookable in advance by calling our estate office.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome in the Hall, Gardens, Farm Shop, Café and Restaurant.
The Doddington Team are always available to help you plan your visit. Please call us on 01522 694308 to ensure you have the access support you need.