Mobility / Wheelchair Support

The accessible shuttle buggy is not in operation until later in the spring. (2021)

We are currently unable to offer wheelchairs or PMVs for use around the garden.

A countryside tramper is available to hire for use on the estate. Countryside mobility membership fees apply.

We recommend booking all vehicles in advance by emailing

There is level access, or alternative provision to the house and courtyard, with intercom buttons for those who cannot manage the door unaided. Full details of access are in the Accessibility Guide.

Full details of accessibility into the gardens, cafe, ice-cream parlour, plant centre and shop are also in the Guide. The information about the Restaurant will be added once it is open.

• There are accessible picnic benches available at main car park.
• Due to covid restrictions, there are limited seats and benches throughout the gardens.
• There are seats and benches throughout the estate but not on the main route between reception and the house.

Vision Impairment Support

Photo albums and tactile route guides, large print, braille and sensory guides are currently not available. (April 2021)

Light levels in the house are kept low to maintain the atmosphere and protect the collection.

Assistance dogs only in the house, garden and shop.

There are not at present audio-described or alternative-format guides for the house.


There are plenty of dog-friendly walks on the estate.

There are water bowls by the Park Café, visitor reception and in the courtyard next to the house.

There are several dog-waste bins. You can see their locations on the map in the Accessibility Guide.

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