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Dunster Castle (NT) - Minehead - "An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens", impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower, Leather Gallery, library, Grand Staircase built in 1680, diverse collection of paintings, silver, furniture and porcelain, tours available, Keep garden, River Gardens, parkland and wooded areas, walks, tea room, shop - "Building - on steep slope. Steps to ground floor. Stairs to other floors. Limited access via mobile stairclimber...Grounds - partly accessible, steep slopes. Map of accessible route. Steep paths. Two single-seater PMVs", accessible toilets (by shop and ticket office), baby change facilities
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunstercastle

 

Hartland Abbey and Gardens - a country house family home with treasures and memorabilia collected over many generations, gardens and parkland - Wheelchair access is limited to the ground floor and basement inc. tea room, museum, document and photographic displays and William Stukeley Exhibition please see the website -
www.hartlandabbey.com

 

Killerton House (NT) - Exeter - "Glorious landscape garden surrounded by parkland, fine 18th-century house with renowned historical fashion collection", Georgian mansion in 6,400 acre estate of working farmland, woods, parkland, cottages and orchards, Off-road cycle paths, Children's play area, two cafes, shop "Wheelchair access to ground floor in house. Many stairs to first floor fashion exhibition", accessible toilets (by car park), baby change facilities
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton

 

Knightshayes Court (NT) - Tiverton - "acres of glorious gardens and parkland, surrounding a spectacular Gothic Revival house", Victorian country house with richly decorated interiors and garden, "Full of quirks and curiosities", Children’s play area,cafe, tea room, shop - "House - ramped entrance. Three wheelchairs available. Ground floor accessible. Stairs to other floors...Formal and Woodland Garden: Partly accessible, with hard surfaced step-free path around much of it. Please be aware of slopes, gravel paths and steps down to the terraces...Parkland and woodland: Some surfaced paths, though steep and un-even in places, and slippery when wet", accessible toilets (at stables and house entrance), baby change facilities
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knightshayes-court

 

Lydford Castle (EH) - (ruin) on the fringe of Dartmoor, Norman earthwork castle, Saxon town defences, 13th century tower on a mound, built as a prison, audio tour download available on their website - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
www.english-heritage.org.uk

 

Marwood Hill Gardens - Barnstaple - "20 acre private garden with three lakes is set in a valley... impressive collections of plants, shrubs and trees", tea room, gift shop, plant sales - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
www.marwoodhillgarden.co.uk

 

Okehampton Castle (EH) - "The remains of the largest castle in Devon, in a stunning setting on a wooded spur above the rushing River Okement", audio tour available, riverside picnic area, woodland and river walks - "The majority of the site is wheelchair accessible (except for the keep, which can only be accessed by a steep staircase)...main pathway surfaces are loose gravel, earth and grass. Some are steep. The grass pathway provide a gentle wheelchair access gradient...Induction loops are available in the admissions kiosk", accessible toilets, baby changing facilities
www.english-heritage.org.uk

 

Powderham Castle Earl & Countess of Devon - Six hundred years of history are contained within the walls of one of England's oldest family homes, guided tours of the castle, attractions in the grounds for visitors of all ages, Deer Park, Walled Garden, Play Area & Pets Corner, cafe, gift shop - "The ground floor of the Castle is accessible to wheelchair users and electric scooters. A wheelchair is available for loan, whilst in the Castle only. The tractor/trailer has a ramp and the Walled Garden Play Area & Pets Corner is accessible, although there are some steep slopes. The Courtenay cafe is accesible, however the Gift Shop is not. Disabled parking and toilets are available in the Courtyard."
www.powderham.co.uk

 

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) - Exeter - "world-class museum has stunning displays and galleries, fabulous exhibitions and modern amenities...Exotic animals, birds and insects delight children and the World Cultures galleries display stunning items from all over the world", internationally important world cultures and natural history collections, exhibitions, activities and events, guided tours available, cafe, shop - "There are two lifts in the museum. The lift at the Queen Street entrance operates between ground and first floors and the garden entrance lift also provides access to the Case Histories gallery viewpoint and the Roman wall. There is level access on each floor with ample space to manoeuvre between displays. Some doors open automatically... Hearing loops have been installed at both receptions, three exhibition galleries and in meeting rooms A and B. A portable loop is available and can be used throughout the museum for groups of three...There is a handheld audio tour of key objects designed for visitors with visual disabilities on iPod Touch", accessible toilets on both levels
www.rammuseum.org.uk

 

Royal Citadel (EH) - Plymouth - (Pre-booked visits only ) "A dramatic 17th-century fortress built to defend the coastline from the Dutch" Due to its nature as an operational military establishment there is limited photography permitted and no large bags (bags are searched rigorously) and all visitors are required to produce ID - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
www.english-heritage.org.uk

 

Saltram - "Magnificent Georgian house magnificently decorated, with original contents including Chinese wallpapers and an exceptional collection of paintings (several by Sir Joshua Reynolds). It also has a superb country house library and Robert Adam’s Neo-classical Saloon...The garden is mostly 19th century, with a working 18th-century orangery and follies, beautiful shrubberies and imposing specimen trees providing year-round interest", tours available, tea room, shop - "Ramped entrance to house. Ground floor has steps, small rooms, uneven floors. Dining room, great kitchen, east corridor, garden room and children's activity room are not wheelchair accessible. Stairs to other floors", Map of accessible grounds route, Three wheelchairs available, accessible toilets (at the stables and restaurant), baby changing facilities
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/saltram

 

 

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