Burghley House

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September, 2019

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There is disabled parking close to the house entrance. The entrance courtyard is gravelled.

The shop, Brewhouse Visitor Centre and Interpretation Centre are all fully accessible.

Mechanised wheelchairs are not allowed in the house.

Entry to the house is via a ramp into the Old Kitchen. The Great Hall is also on the ground floor.

The state rooms and orangery restaurant are on the first floor and there is a chair lift on Hell Staircase giving access to them. The lift does not take a wheelchair so the wheelchair user would need to get in and out of the wheelchair to use this and the wheelchair would then have to be carried upstairs.

There is limited access to the area of the upstairs rooms are viewed from behind a rope which runs along the length of the room. If it is very busy there is restricted room for a wheelchair.

The Garden of Surprises has paved paths. The sculpture Garden is grass with some chipped bark paths which might present problems for a wheelchair user, especially if it has been wet.

The parkland has tarmac roads and paths.


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