Warwickshire Historic and Architectural Properties and Gardens
Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Houses, Estates and Gardens, Industrial Heritage attractions and museums (English Heritage / National Trust / others) many with brief details of disabled access.
Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Warwickshire Attractions and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.
We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed
Charlecote Mill - one of only a small handful of surviving commercial working watermills in the UK. Producing traditionally stoneground flours through French Burr Stones every weekday, occasionally open to the public and available for private tours - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
Charlecote Park (NT) - Still the Lucy family home after 900 years, discover more about the collection brought together by generations of the family, the kitchen is brought to life in cooking and costume, explore the laundry and brewhouse, the stables which house the family’s carriage collection, gardens and parkland - There are flat gravel paths around the gardens and a ramp is available for access to the house. Most of the rooms open to the public are on the ground floor, accessible via the front porch ramp. There is flat access to the Orangery tea room from the external seating area at the side, Braille and large print guides, induction loop, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities
Coughton Court (NT) - home of the Throckmorton family who have lived at Coughton since 1409, Tudor house set in beautiful gardens with a collection of Catholic treasures, park, ancient woodland, cafe, shop - Wheelchair available, Braille guide, induction loop, sensory experience, baby changing facilities
Coventry Cathedral - opened in 1962 and contains some of the finest examples of 1950’s and 60’s Art and Architecture in the country, Climb the Cathedral Tower, see the dramatic contrast of the Ruins and the New Cathedral - St Michael’s Hall cafe with accessible toilets and baby changing facilities. The Ruins are on one level and accessible, ramp access to the New Cathedral, wheelchair loan available
Kenilworth Castle (EH) - "From medieval fortress to Elizabethan palace, Kenilworth Castle has been at the centre of England's affairs for much of its 900 year history. Today, you can scale the heights of the tower built to woo Queen Elizabeth I and marvel at the mighty Norman keep. Explore the exhibition in the Gatehouse, and imagine the majesty of the Great Hall playing host to medieval monarchs and early Tudor kings", recreated Elizabethan Garden, interactive exhibition, cafe, shop - "Kitchen area and Great Hall: Level access: Upper floors mainly reached by spiral staircases. Low level introductory display accessible to wheelchair users in the stables. Garden: Accessible with compacted gravel paths and smooth grass. Benches provided. Leicester’s Gatehouseand exhibition: Access to all floors via lift". Induction loop located in the admission area and tearoom, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities
Lunt Roman Fort - A turf and timber Roman fort near Coventry, explore this partially-reconstructed timber fort . Stand on the ramparts, explore the exhibition in the granary and imagine yourself training horses in the gyrus - a feature not found anywhere else in the Roman Empire - "There are pathways throughout the site, ramped access to the museum and adapted toilet facilities"
Shakespeare's Family Homes - "Discover the life and times of William Shakespeare across five unique properties in and around Stratford-upon-Avon".
Shakespeare’s Birthplace - www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/shakespeares-birthplace explore the house where he was born and grew up
Shakespeare’s New Place - www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/shakespeares-new-place/ "Walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps and meet the man behind the works in a fascinating new exhibition. Discover beautiful gardens and specially-commissioned artworks"
Hall's Croft - www.shakespeare.org.uk/visithalls-croft "Explore the beautifully furnished Jacobean home of Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and her husband, Dr John Hall. Wander into the tranquil walled garden and discover the fragrant medicinal herbs, as Dr Hall would have used in his remedies"
Anne Hathaway's Cottage - www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/anne-hathaways-cottage "the beautiful 500 year old cottage where Shakespeare courted his bride-to-be. See original furniture including the Hathaway bed and uncover five centuries of stories in this picturesque cottage and 13 generations of the family who lived there"
Please see each of the websites for accessibility information, as with historic sites access is sometimes difficult to achieve.
The Lord Leycester Hospital - Warwick - "not now, and has never been a medical establishment. The word ‘hospital’ is used in its ancient sense meaning “a charitable institution for the housing and maintenance of the needy, infirm or aged". An historic group of timber-framed buildings on Warwick High Street dating mainly from the late 14th Century clustered round the Norman gateway into the town with its 12th Century Chantry Chapel above it. Includes the Regimental Museum of the Queen’s Own Hussars - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
Packwood House (NT) - Lapworth - "Much-restored Tudor house, park and garden with notable topiary, The house was originally built in the 16th century, yet its interiors were extensively restored between the First and Second World Wars, contains a fine collection of 16th-century textiles and furniture, and the gardens have renowned herbaceous borders and a famous collection of yews" - Alternative accessible entrance. Two wheelchairs. Ground floor has steps. Great Hall can be viewed from Long Gallery doorway, partly accessible grounds, grass and loose gravel paths, Braille guide, sensory experience, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities
Ragley Hall - Alcester - home of the Conway family since 1680, one of England’s earliest and finest Palladian mansions and home to a wonderful collection of art, porcelain and furniture. The Stables are Grade I listed and contain a collection of carriages and coaches dating back several hundred years. Guided tours of the state rooms, woodland walk, adventure playground with 3D maze, aerial slide, rope bridges and climbing frames - There is wheelchair access to the state rooms, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities